RVIA Economic Impact Study

The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.

Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .

CareerCo Will Hold Vendor Training at Convention

Fri Oct 28, 2016

145977916847819.jpgFairfax, Virginia - CareerCo will help dealers learn ways to improve their hiring and retention processes Monday, Nov. 7, at 2:45 p.m. The session is part of Vendor Training Plus at the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. Vendor Training Plus is available to all dealership staff registered for the convention/expo and there are 29 sessions scheduled to be presented by 20 industry leaders. See the convention website for a full listing.

The convention/expo runs Monday, Nov. 7 through Friday, Nov. 11 at Ballys in Las Vegas.

Maryellen Adams of CareerCo will present an hour-long session for dealership staff with an emphasis on next generation solutions for better hiring and less employee turnover. She will also share proven strategies and new tools available that can reduce the costs associated with hiring- especially helpful for dealerships without dedicated HR departments.

Attendees will learn:
• About innovative hiring technologies to create a one stop, seamless, more efficient, streamlined hiring process from “posting to on boarding”
• Smart strategies to improve the candidate selection process and make the right hires that will help reduce employee turnover
• Ways to save time and money in recruiting new dealership talent
• How to create an organized, structured, compliant and concise hiring process so you can focus on selling and servicing vehicles

These informative, mostly one hour long sessions, are designed to allow dealership professionals to find new ways to increase profitability by learning how to use the latest and best products and services on the market. The trainers are RV industry experts from companies dealers trust and use. Full details about each session are on the convention website.

Any dealership that has registered at least one person for the convention can bring employees to attend just the Vendor Training +Plus program for $215 per person. The Vendor Training +Plus badge is good Monday and Tuesday only and also will give the holder access to the expo and the opening reception on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Careerco, an RVDA endorsed service provider, offers several hiring tools, including an array of staffing and recruiting solutions. Tools include sample job descriptions for most dealership positions, performance-based job postings and training and business opportunity recruitment.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center and each year the Convention/Expo Committee focuses on featuring new presenters to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The convention also will feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers improve profitability.