AutoNation and U.S. Army Announce Partnership to Create Job Opportunities for Soldiers Through PaYS Program

Christian Treiber, President, After-Sales at AutoNation; Colonel Michael Norton Commander, US Army Miami Recruiting Battalion; Lisa Esparza, Chief Human Resource Officer at Autonation

As the demand for skilled workers continues to rise, AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), a provider of personalized transportation services, has announced a new strategic partnership with the U.S. Army through the Partnership for Your Success (PaYS) program to provide soldiers with career pathways in the automotive industry following their military service.

Representatives of both organizations, including Lisa Esparza, Chief Human Resource Officer at Autonation; Christian Trieber, After-Sales President at AutoNation; and Colonel Michael D. Norton, Miami Recruiting Battalion Commander, recently came together during a signing ceremony to celebrate the new and impactful collaboration and to highlight opportunities for veterans. Associates from both organizations, including AutoNation veterans, were also in attendance.

Lisa Esparza, Chief Human Resource Officer at Autonation, and Colonel Michael Norton Commander, US Army Miami Recruiting Battalion formalize the AutoNation and U.S. Army PaYS Partnership

The Army’s PaYS program guarantees soldiers five job interviews from a network of distinguished companies, like AutoNation after they have completed their service. This allows America’s soldiers to simultaneously serve their country and prepare for their future.

“Military service prepares individuals for the workforce in unique and valuable ways, providing skills and experiences which are transferrable and highly valued by our organization,” said AutoNation Chief Human Resources Officer Lisa Esparza. “AutoNation Associates share the same ambition and determination to be the best each and every day. From retail sales and service technicians to corporate positions, AutoNation offers veterans significant opportunities for career growth and skills training from coast to coast.”

Representatives from the US Army Miami Recruiting Battalion pictured with AutoNation executives, including Associcates who are veterans

AutoNation currently employs more than 1,000 veterans in positions including technicians, general managers, and other leadership roles across the organization.

“We would like to extend a heartfelt welcome to AutoNation as a new PaYS partner. The US Army is a reliable recruitment source for businesses with an endless pool of qualified talent, and we’re pleased that AutoNation is committed to helping soldiers find employment after military service,” said Antonio Johnson, PaYS Program Manager.