Advance to Open Over 75 Stores, Hire 15,000 Employees
March 7, 2017—Advance Auto Parts is accelerating growth and plans to open 75-85 new stores and a new 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.
Advance said it 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.
“We’re pleased to expand our company’s presence this year as part of our long term growth plan,” said Tom Greco, president and CEO. “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.”