Only 5% of job seekers are ready to work in the automotive industry: The average annual turnover for sales people in the automotive business is 67%. Also, it’s important to notice that this job is not the one job seekers are interested in. Only about a quarter of them in the industry would also be interested in selling jobs at a dealership.
If you’re a dealer, you think, ‘Why would I want to invest in people if they’re going to quit? But they quit because of a lack of training. So it’s a case of the chicken or the egg.” Of the 800 job seekers surveyed, 5 percent said they’d be interested in working in the automotive industry, but of that, only a quarter said they would want to work in a dealership, Helms said. “But when you start talking about other roles in a dealership besides sales, interest increased.