New websites have been launched in the industrial truck industry, one to allow dealers residing in the U.S. and Canada to post open leads for service technicians, and the other for job seekers to easily find both shop and road technician opportunities.
The dealer site www.toyotalifttech.com is actually an enhancement by Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. (TMHU), to make it easier for U.S.-based technicians to find employment opportunities at distributors. The other site, www.toyotalifttech.ca, also created by Toyota, lists Canadian-based tech jobs in both English and French languages.
“Service technicians are in demand and are sometimes difficult to find,” said Melinda Beckett-Maines, national marketing manager for Toyota. “Toyota is pleased to provide the framework for employees and employers to find each other with an improved online application form and the opportunity to upload a resume or any document related to the position.”
Toyota also offers a program for technicians with past military involvement. In honor of each veteran hired by a Toyota Industrial Equipment dealer in 2013, Toyota Material Handling, U.S.A., Inc. and the participating dealer will make a donation to Hire Heroes USA to help other veterans also find employment. Eligible service technicians or salespeople must be hired by December 31, 2013. Toyota also offers veterans a $200 discount on operator safety training. The training results in veterans gaining another job skill by becoming certified forklift operators.