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Auto Care Association Launches Veterans Program

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March 11, 2015—The Auto Care Association has launched Operation Auto Care, a program to connect transitioning military veterans with jobs in the auto care industry.  

“The auto care industry has a long record of engagement and success by veterans,” Kathleen Schmatz, president and CEO, Auto Care Association, said in a release. “Thousands of veterans already work in our industry as employees, executives and business owners. Our members know very well the advantages veterans can bring to their companies.”  

The program also aims to help the industry’s need for a new group of talented employees.

Operation Auto Care is a partnership between the association, the Wyakin Warrior Foundation and Easter Seals Dixon Center. Pilot programs in Ohio, Oregon and New Hampshire are currently underway that connect specific member companies with Easter Seals affiliates in local markets.

“There is almost no job skill or career path that’s not represented within the auto care industry,” Schmatz said. “We offer veterans the opportunity to discover rewarding lifetime careers, leadership and even business ownership possibilities. We look at these patriotic young men and women as future employees and leaders within our industry.”  

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