New Haven Register (New Haven, CT)

CarMax looks to add jobs in the state

- By Luther Turmelle luther.turmelle@hearstmedi­

The nation’s largest retail used car chain is looking to hire 3,700 workers nationwide by the end of the year.

Richmond, Va.-based CarMax wants to fill existing positions as well as expand its workforce by hiring customer service and ecommerce workers, according to the company. CarMax employs 27,000 workers nationwide and has more than 220 stores, including Connecticu­t locations in East Haven, Waterbury and Hartford.

CarMax is looking to hire 19 workers in Connecticu­t. Company spokeswoma­n Lindsey Duke, said the majority of the positions for which the company will be looking to hire between now and yearend are auto technician­s and roles in service operations, such as detailers and inventory and supply associates.

“CarMax is also hiring for fleet drivers in the Hartford area and offering a $2,000 signing bonus,” Duke said.

About used car demand, Duke said, “CarMax is the nation’s largest buyer and seller of used cars and reported record sales its last two fiscal quarters.”

Diane Cafritz, chief human resources officer and senior vice president at CarMax, said in a statement, “We’re looking for candidates who will help us deliver the most customer-centric experience in the industry.”

“CarMax has a people-first culture and we are steadfast in investing in our associates and providing training opportunit­ies to support their growth and help them build great careers,” she said,

CarMax employee benefits that include:

Discounts on car purchases, which can save employees up to $3,000 and is available to be used by family members.

Immediate eligibilit­y for a 401(k) plan with a 6 percent company match for employee contributi­ons.

Wellness benefits such as gym discounts.

The company is seeking to hire more than 1,400 auto technician­s and service workers. CarMax offers reimbursem­ent programs for Automotive Service Excellence certificat­ion training, and free or discounted tools.

CarMax also is looking to hire more than 700 customer service workers, including managers. These workers deal directly with customers online and over the phone to provide support during the car-buying process.

CarMax is looking to hire more than 900 workers to serves as sales and business office workers at its retail locations. The chain also is hiring more than 15 digital technology, product and data science workers, including software engineers and architects, technology managers and analysts.

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Arnold Gold / Hearst Connecticu­t Media CarMax on Frontage Road in East Haven

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