The Ingolstadt-based automaker has announced the Audi Veterans to Technicians program has almost reached the 200 new employees milestone. This reveal comes just a few days before Memorial Day 2015 which will be on the 25th of this month and according to Audi, at the beginning of the month there were a total of 180 veterans hired at various dealerships across United States.
For this month, Audi of America has decided to reduce the placement fee per veteran from the usual $3,500 to $1,500, thus encouraging dealers to hire even more veterans. Several dealers in United States have hired as many as seven military veterans to work in their service departments since the program kicked off less than two years ago.
According to Bernie Hyland, who runs the Audi program for Defense Department contractor Calibre Systems, the Audi Veterans to Technicians enables an “opportunity to begin a challenging and rewarding new career on the back end of the service to our nation.”