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Autobytel launches DealershipJobs.com

The new interactive website will serve as a portal for applicants and employers in the automotive industry.

By Caitlin AdamsPublished: February 07, 2011 12:08 PM

Irvine-based Autobytel, an online company that connects dealers and consumers, has unveiled its latest effort to help automotive retailers interact with another subset of car lovers – jobseekers.

DealershipJobs.com powered by Autobytel is a unique new website that will bring together car-dealership employers and job hunters. And, as a comprehensive, industry-specific employment portal, it emphasizes the company’s commitment to dealers by providing a service aimed at attracting and identifying skilled workers.

The new platform was created in response to requests from member dealers for help with finding high-quality talent, said Jeffrey Coats, president and CEO of Autobytel.

“DealershipJobs.com powered by Autobytel offers a unique search and geographic selection functionality to fine-tune a job-selection process," he said. "People who already have an interest in the space will be more likely to understand the unique environment and know that they are willing to put their talents to work for our industry. Our member dealers are excited at the prospect of connecting with potential employees who already share their passion.”

At the time of the website’s launch, more than 5,000 automotive jobs located across the country already had been posted for those who seek to visit the site to upload a resumé and connect with a dealership’s hiring representative. The site includes listings for positions in all categories of the industry, including sales, finance, management and maintenance. Autobytel also is planning further developments for the platform, including advice for the job search, interview tips and recommendations for attire.

The site is free both for dealers posting positions and for anyone searching for jobs or submitting a resumé. It also features an alert system to notify registered members when positions are posted that meet predetermined criteria.

“We started off as a service portal connecting customers with dealers in order to give them a great car-buying experience,” Coats said. “And now we’ve come full circle as a service portal, connecting those same dealers back to potential customers – only this time they’re in the market for a job, not a car.”

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