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Current state of the technician shortage and potential opportunities

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In the 2020 Transportation Technician Supply & Demand Report, it was reported that the country is going to be short about 642,000 automotive, diesel, and collision technicians by 2024 if all things continue as they are. As a dealership, you need to ensure that your service department remains fully staffed or you will lose valuable […]
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As semiconductor chip shortage deepens, new solutions come to light

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A semiconductor chip shortage continues to vex the auto industry worldwide. Several factories across nameplates such as Ford, Subaru, Toyota, Volkswagen, Audi, Nissan, Chrysler, and Dodge have been significantly throttled down as semiconductor chips are in short supply. These shortages have become a worldwide concern with Ford of India and VW’s operations in China just a couple of […]
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Additional factories idled due to semiconductor chip shortages

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Many of the major car manufacturers in the United States are feeling the pinch as parts suppliers are unable to provide the necessary microchips for assembly. Production has been delayed in some capacity by Fiat Chrysler, Ford, Toyota, Nissan, and Volkswagen, and others are likely affected as well.  AP News is reporting that Ford’s Louisville, KY […]
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How BMW and Manheim Are Working to Alleviate Technician Shortage

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Back in June, Michele Boyarsky of The Engine Block reported that there is a growing shortage of auto technicians that is “alarming and worth your attention.” According to the National Automobile Dealers Association (NADA), 76,000 new technicians are needed yearly to fill job openings, but there is an average annual shortage of 39,000 technicians. Boyarsky […]
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Are You Prepared for the Approaching Service Technician Shortage?

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The automotive industry is running toward a problematic shortage. According to information from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, by 2026, the automotive repair industry will need 46,000 more service technicians to meet demand. Currently, the retirement of the last generation of service technicians has left vacancies of 75,000 job openings in any given year. […]
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