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Monday, 06 June 2016 18:58

U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer Visits Service King’s Tacoma Location

U.S. Congressman Derek Kilmer Visits Service King’s Tacoma Location

Service King Collision Repair Centers recently hosted U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (D-WA) at its Tacoma, WA location.

The visit, which featured key Service King leaders and onsite teammates, provided Kilmer with a firsthand look at Service King’s operations and investment in developing career paths for the next generation of the automotive repair workforce.

“From its public commitment to hire 500 veterans and military family members in five years to investing in the next generation of automotive technicians and operating a vibrant, growing business, Service King continues to provide great opportunities to folks in our region,” said Kilmer. “I look forward to the continued positive impact its team makes in the future.”

According to the company, Service King is currently invested in several recruiting and industry advocacy programs, including its Mission 2 Hire initiative, Apprentice Development Program, Service Advisor Internship program and more.

The Mission 2 Hire initiative, launched in May 2015, resulted in the hiring of more than 100 military veterans and spouses within its first year. Service King officials have pledged to hire at least 500 veterans and spouses through the program in the next five years.

“Service King and our teammates are honored to visit with a leader who shares our passion for promoting gainful career opportunities to Washington and nearby residents,” said Wesley McAlester, Service King market vice president. “Congressman Kilmer’s visit was a valuable experience for all of our teammates as we continue to build Service King into a beacon of opportunity for area residents.”

Service King’s Apprentice Development Program is currently providing technicians with training experience at 16 locations across the U.S., including an ongoing program in Tacoma.

For more information, visit www.ServiceKing.com.