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This Job Opportunity Is Perfect For Vets Who Like Working On Cars
Do you want to work in an exciting and expanding career field with lots of upward potential? One where you don’t have to go back to school or spend months in a training program to go to work after you get your DD-214? Then CarMax might be a great choice for your first post-military job.
In order to meet the CarMax standard, a vehicle has to undergo an extensive evaluation. Each vehicle will receive what is essentially an interior and exterior detail. This is where the reconditioning associates come in.
Each CarMax retail location is served by a reconditioning facility. These are large buildings with large parking lots where vehicles from across the country are brought in, evaluated, and put into a process that typically takes less than 48 hours.
The focus is on efficiency. As a vehicle snakes its way through the warehouse, the reconditioning associates focus on a particular area (the right side passenger compartment, for example) and use provided tools to ensure that the vehicles meet the CarMax Quality standards. Reconditioning facilities are unique in that they are climate controlled, clean, and have music playing in the background. It’s a pleasant, high-energy work environment where time passes quickly.
Starting out as an entry-level reconditioning associate can lead to promotions into leadership roles or even crossing over to another function like Purchasing or Business Office operations. Some of these roles are part-time to begin with and can lead to full-time opportunities. On a tour of a reconditioning facility, Hirepurpose met an operations manager in charge of a crew of 75 associates and millions of dollars in inventory who was a former Army staff sergeant. The career potential for vets at CarMax is very real.
CarMax has a particular need for associates at the Parker, Colorado, location. If you are a veteran or spouse interested in exploring a reconditioning associate role in Parker and you’d like to find out more, click here to be contacted by a Hirepurpose team member who will answer questions, assist with resume, and expedite the process to get you in front of a recruiter.
CarMax is hiring vets across all of its U.S. locations; click here to view reconditioning associate roles.
CarMax is the largest retailer of used cars in America. This is a company that has experienced steady growth and increased sales by thoughtfully promoting a work environment and culture that values integrity and respect for employees and customers. That’s not just a mission statement hanging on a wall; CarMax has consistently ranked in Fortune magazine’s “Top 100 Companies to Work For” in addition to the “Training Top 125 Companies” by Training magazine.
CarMax operates in over 150 locations throughout the United States. They acquire used vehicles from multiple sources, recondition them to achieve the CarMax Quality standards and market them at store locations nationwide.
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DOVER AIR FORCE BASE, Del (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump traveled to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware on Saturday to receive the remains of four Americans killed in a suicide bombing in northern Syria.
Trump, locked in a battle with congressional Democrats that has led to a nearly month-long partial government shutdown, announced his trip via a pre-dawn tweet, saying he was going "to be with the families of 4 very special people who lost their lives in service to our Country!"
Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House prior to departure that he planned to meet the families, a duty which he said "might be the toughest thing I have to do as president."
He was greeted by military staff at Dover Air Force Base after a short flight from Joint Base Andrews, but did not speak to reporters before entering his motorcade.
Flanked by military officials, Trump, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan filed up a ramp leading onto a military transport aircraft, where a prayer was given to honor the memory of Scott Wirtz, a civilian Department of Defense employee from St. Louis.
Trump filed down the plank and saluted while six service members clad in fatigues and white gloves carried an American flag-draped casket carrying Wirtz to a waiting gray van.
The Dover base is a traditional hub for returning the remains of American troops abroad.
The United States believes the attack that killed the Americans was the work of Islamic State militants.
Trump announced last month that he planned to speedily withdraw U.S. troops from Syria, but has since said it does not need to go quickly as he tries to ensure safety of Kurdish allies in northern Syria who are at risk of attack from neighboring Turkey.
Trump told reporters on Saturday that his Syria policy has made progress but that some work remained in destroying Islamic State targets. He defended his plans for a withdrawal.
"It's moving along very well, but when I took over it was a total mess. But you do have to ask yourself, we're killing ISIS for Russia, for Iran, for Syria, for Iraq, for a lot of other places. At some point you want to bring our people back home," he said.
In addition to Wirtz, those who died during the Wednesday attack in Manbij, Syria, were Army Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Farmer, 37, of Boynton Beach, Florida, and Navy Chief Cryptologic Technician Shannon Kent, 35, identified as being from upstate New York, the Department of Defense said in a statement.
The Pentagon did not identify the fourth person killed, a contractor working for a private company. U.S. media identified her as Ghadir Taher, a 27-year-old employee of defense contractor Valiant Integrated Services.
(Reporting by Alexandra Alper; Writing by Steve Holland and David Brunnstrom; Editing by Leslie Adler)
This article originally appeared on Business Insider.
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