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Live Near an Airport? This Company is Hiring 1,500 People on Wednesday

June 20, 2016
by Lisa Rowan
Writer and Producer
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Looking for a job? Check an airport near you this Wednesday.

Avis Budget Group is hiring for 1,500 positions at 34 locations around the country, most of which are airport rental-car counters.

Positions available during the company’s National Hiring Day include sales associates, vehicle return associates and service attendants (the people who get each car squeaky clean before it goes to the next renter).

Avis Budget Group’s brands include Avis, Budget, Zipcar, Payless and Apex rental options.

Avis Jobs in Sales, Service and More

Most positions available through the hiring event require a GED or high school diploma, along with proficiency in English.

Rental sales associates, vehicle service attendants and rental return agents need only six months to a year of work experience, although some roles request experience in customer service.

To drive a courtesy bus between airport terminals and rental counters, or to shuttle cars from one rental location to another, you should have six years of driving experience — three years with a clean driving record — and be able to pass a department of transportation physical in your state.

You may also need a commercial driver’s license, but regulations vary by state.

Some locations are hiring oil and tire changers. If you’ve got the skills, these positions can come with a $125 sign-on bonus after 90 days of employment, with another $125 bonus after 180 days.

Avis Budget Group warns applicants they should be fit to be on their feet for an entire shift, and prepared to work in all weather conditions. After all, people don’t stop needing rental cars in snowstorms or when it’s raining.

How to Apply for a Job at Avis

Avis Budget Group encourages applicants to “Skip the line, apply online!” before visiting locations on Wednesday, June 22 to be interviewed.

The company also offers some sweet benefits for part-time employees, including 401(k) eligibility after 1,000 hours of service, an employee stock purchase plan, vacation car rental and access to an employee assistance program.

Not too shabby for a part-time job, right?

Your Turn: Will you apply for a job with Avis Budget Group?

Lisa Rowan is a writer, editor and podcaster living in Washington, D.C.

by Lisa Rowan
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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