Virginia Tire & Auto Wants More Women, Offers Signing Bonuses

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Virginia Tire & Auto, based in McLean, Va., Is recruiting and looking to attract more women to a career in auto repair.

Sarah Price, Virginia Tire & Auto employee, warehouse manager at the Sterling site. (Courtesy of Jim Folliard / Virginia Tire & Auto)

Virginia Tire & Auto, based in McLean, Va., Is recruiting and looking to attract more women to a career in auto repair.

The 46-year-old company, which recently opened its 17th site in N. Virginia, will host a major hiring open house on Jan. 17 at its Herndon site at 199 Elden Street, and it is hiring for all of its sites.

The openings are accessible to everyone, not just women.

The company says it will make job postings on-site at the hiring open house, including signing bonuses of up to $ 4,500. Technicians who receive a job offer will also receive a $ 100 Snap-on Tools gift card.

Virginia Tire & Auto co-CEO Julie Holmes, who left a career in law to join the family business, actively encourages women to consider the auto industry.



“While the auto repair industry is dominated by men, there are many opportunities for women,” said Holmes. “We have a great corporate team and offer a variety of career opportunities and benefits. “

There are many opportunities for advancement.

Sarah Price started working in 2010 as a General Service Technician and, through several advancements, is now the Warehouse and Distribution Center Manager for Virginia Tire in Sterling.

“I took an automotive tech class in high school and really enjoyed taking things apart and putting things back together,” she said. “It was fun.”

Current vacancies include service and sales consultants, store managers, tire and lubrication technicians, automotive technicians, production managers and shop foremen.

More information on open recruitment doors and job vacancies is online.

Virginia Tire opened its first location outside of Northern Virginia in 2019 in the Richmond suburb of Chesterfield. The company currently has nearly 300 employees and is one of the largest women-owned businesses in the DC area.

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