A car dealership CEO says he cut staff by 17%. Now employees are ‘happier’ and selling twice as many cars.
One CEO said salespeople are happier and selling more after his company let go 1,500 people.
New and used vehicles are selling for record prices, leading to big commissions.
As the coronavirus pandemic ravaged the US economy in 2020, millions of workers across industries lost their jobs. Car salespeople were no exception.
Now, with the economy recovering and the auto market hotter than ever, some dealerships aren’t planning to hire back the employees they cut loose last year, The Wall Street Journal reports. Dealers have found that they’re doing just fine with a leaner, more efficient workforce.
Moreover, with fewer salespeople on staff, those that remain are faring better than before the pandemic, one dealer told The Journal. Car salespeople typically earn a base salary plus a commission for each vehicle they