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How President CJ Paterniti Takes a Proactive Approach to Recruitment


CJ training new employees

Over the last two years, the pandemic has changed the way companies recruit across every industry—and collision repair is no exception. There are many challenges: a shortage of qualified skilled workers, the shifting expectations of younger employees, and workers choosing to leave the collision repair industry entirely to pursue a different career.

CJ Paterniti, president of D&S Automotive, was recently interviewed by Hilary Daninhirsch at FenderBender magazine about his unique approach to hiring and retaining talent at our Northeast Ohio collision repair shops. As we invest in our clients by providing industry-leading collision repair services, we also invest in our people—the employees who keep our shops running. 

How does D&S Automotive do recruitment and retention differently?

  • Employs an in-house HR coordinator
  • Works with local trade schools on a paid internship program
  • Invests $75,000+ annually in team training and development
  • Promotes a close-knit company culture

And that’s just the beginning. Get the details by reading the full FenderBender article.

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