ROANOKE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Advance Auto Parts, Inc. (NYSE: AAP), a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do it yourself customers, is accelerating growth and plans to open 75 to 85 new stores and a state-of-the-art distribution center in 2017. As a result of the new jobs created through expansion and existing career opportunities, Advance expects to hire more than 15,000 team members this year across its family of companies, which includes Advance Auto Parts, Carquest, WORLDPAC and Autopart International.
“We’re pleased to expand our company’s presence this year as part of our long term growth plan,” said Tom Greco, President and Chief Executive Officer. “In addition to the investment that new stores bring to our communities, it offers a unique opportunity for people who have a passion for serving customers to join a growing company. At Advance, we treat and reward our team members like owners in our business. We are looking for talented people who are driven to deliver winning outcomes and take action while developing both themselves and others.”
“At Advance, we empower our people because they are our best part,” said Natalie Rothman, Senior Vice President, Human Resources. “They care for our customers’ needs every day and feel like they are part of a family. That sense of family is felt by our customers when they call or visit our stores, and is an important part of the service experience we provide. Advance cares for our people and provides compelling opportunities that allow team members to grow their career with us.”
In 2016, Advance was proud to promote more than 6,000 team members across the company who demonstrated our commitment to customers and drive for results. In 2017, Advance will continue to focus on growing talent by developing team members within the organization and recruiting outstanding candidates who have passion for serving customers.
As part of those efforts, the company is investing in career pathing and training programs, with a key focus on expanding leadership and business fundamentals training, and offering more opportunities for team members to connect and network with others across the organization through shared experiences. A newly created inclusion and diversity team is dedicating efforts to ensure our team reflects the community of customers we serve across our operations.
Interested candidates may apply at www.AdvanceAutoParts.jobs. You may also follow the company on Facebook at facebook.com/AdvanceAutoPartsCareers and on LinkedIn at linkedin.com/company/advance-auto-parts.
About Advance Auto Parts
Advance Auto Parts, Inc. is a leading automotive aftermarket parts provider that serves both professional installer and do-it-yourself customers. As of December 31, 2016, Advance operated 5,062 stores and 127 WORLDPAC branches and employed 74,000 Team Members in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The company also serves approximately 1,250 independently owned Carquest branded stores across these locations in addition to Mexico and the Bahamas, Turks and Caicos, British Virgin Islands and Pacific Islands. Additional information about the Company, employment opportunities, customer services, and on-line shopping for parts, accessories and other offerings can be found on the Company's website at www.AdvanceAutoParts.com.
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