Enterprise Plans To Add 80 New Twin Cities Jobs

The holding company for the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brands announced it will hire 11,000 new workers internationally in the coming year.

Enterprise Holdings announced Wednesday that it plans to hire more than 11,000 new full-time employees this year—80 of whom are expected to be added in the Twin Cities.
The company said the new hires will include 8,500 recent college graduates as new management trainees, as well as 1,500 interns. The remaining positions will be in accounting, IT, and administration and support roles at regional offices and corporate offices in St. Louis.
Enterprise Holdings operates more than 8,200 airport and neighborhood car rental locations throughout the country, under the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental, and Alamo Rent A Car brand names. The company has about 60 locations throughout Minnesota.
“The new hires will be very spread out,” company spokeswoman Lisa Martini told Twin Cities Business. “The majority will be in the United States, although there will be some in Canada and Europe. The largest portion will be in St. Louis, where we expect about 500 new hires.”
Enterprise touts its “promote-from-within” culture as the main driver behind the need for such widespread recruitment. Last year the company said nearly 11,000 Enterprise employees were promoted or took on new positions throughout the company, leading to new entry-level openings.
“Our senior leadership team, including President and CEO Pam Nicholson, all started out in entry-level positions at Enterprise,” Marie Artim, vice president of talent acquisition, said in a statement. “And because we promote from within up to our senior ranks, management trainees are crucial to building the next generation of leaders at our company.”
The hiring is expected to be complete by July 31, and Martini said it could increase the company’s total work force to more than 80,000 by its next fiscal year, up from its current 74,000—Martini said the total most likely won’t jump by 11,000, due to some employee attrition.
Enterprise also recently expanded its car sharing business to Minneapolis, an increasingly competitive market for such services.
Enterprise is a privately held company but said its 2012 revenue totaled $15.4 billion, up from $14.1 billion in 2011. The company said it has 1.3 million vehicles throughout the world in 2012.