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So far Valerie Klein has created 8 blog entries.

Technician Retention is Crucial – Learn How to Prevent Turnover at Your Shop

2021-11-10T13:10:22-05:00By |Shop Management|

“My shop needs techs!” ...Seems like this is something every shop owner and/or manager is saying these days. Turnover rates for the industry are unsustainably high. The automotive industry has a mechanic turnover rate of 46%. According to Forbes, this is just the beginning of the rise in employee turnover. A “Turnover Tsunami” is on

Eagle Automotive Service Hires Technician Using Reverse Job Posts

2021-11-16T14:47:24-05:00By |Success Stories|

We recently sat down with Shop Owner, Brian Bates, at Eagle Automotive Service to talk about his experience using WrenchWay’s new Reverse Job Post program to hire a technician. Check out what he had to say below! How did you hear about WrenchWay and Reverse Job Posts? I received a LinkedIn message from Kate Beirowski,

Why Automotive Skills Need to Be Taught in High School

2021-11-17T14:52:36-05:00By |Shop Management|

Answer this for me: Why are culinary classes offered, even required, in most high schools, but a basic automotive course isn’t? Eating is essential for survival, but don’t most people rely on their cars for transportation to get to their job that pays for that food? We rely on cars so much these days to

How Schools Can Attract More Females to Technician Programs

2021-11-17T14:52:37-05:00By |Shop Management|

Walk into any service center and you’ll see the vast majority of technicians are male. In fact, a study done by the Bureau of Labor Statistics in 2020 found that only 9% of all automotive technicians in the United States are women. While this is a 7% improvement from 2018 (which is huge), we still

How Your Shop Can Help Schools Train Technicians

2021-11-17T14:52:38-05:00By |Shop Management|

Imagine being a young adult again — training in school to become a technician. All those years tinkering with “toys” in the garage have paid off because now you get to do it as a career. You enroll in your local automotive training program and begin your dream of owning your own shop. After some

Shop Owners, Pay Technicians What They Deserve (and Here’s How)

2021-11-17T14:52:57-05:00By |Shop Management|

Shop owners, when you hire technicians, are you thinking about their long-term future at your shop, or are you thinking about what you can get out of them right now? Do you look past the technician and think about how you are supporting their ability to help take care of their family? You have to

3 Shops Taking Technician Recruiting to the Next Level

2021-09-10T09:22:58-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

It’s no secret — recruiting technicians in today’s market is brutal for shops and dealerships. Nearly every shop is hiring, making it incredibly difficult to stand out to technicians as a place they want to work at. WrenchWay has worked with shops across the country in the automotive, diesel, and collision repair industries to help

29+ Places to Help You Find Automotive Technicians

2021-12-01T13:32:50-05:00By |Technician Recruiting|

Across the industry, shops are feeling the effects of the technician shortage. Finding good, qualified technicians is many shops' first priority, but how do they find them? Thankfully there isn’t a shortage of places for your shop or dealership to post and advertise your open technician positions! Time to Get Noticed — Where to

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