Pep Boys Begins Centennial Celebration
Pep Boys — Manny, Moe & Jack will celebrate 100 years in business in 2021, and Icahn Automotive Group is celebrating the brand's founding by four Navy veterans with the release of a historical calendar that will help support veterans' organizations.
The calendar, available for sale from Pep Boys, includes consumer coupons and discounts for services. A portion of the proceeds will go to the Bob Woodruff Foundation, which partners with other groups to support programs that meet the needs of today's veterans and their families.
“To celebrate 100 years in business is a tremendous achievement and a testament to the culture of hard work, commitment, and values our veteran founders instilled in the company a century ago,” says Brian Kaner, CEO of Icahn's service business. “Today, as we prepare to celebrate both our anniversary and Veterans Day, we are excited to announce The Pep Boys Centennial Calendar and new partnerships, which are a preview of the exciting plans we have for our company, our customers, and our team in 2021.”
Anne Marie Dougherty, CEO of the Bob Woodruff Foundation, says the Pep Boys founders' legacy of military service continues a century later. “Our shared values, similar national footprint, and local approach make this partnership a great fit. We have already begun working with Pep Boys to make an impact in workforce development and reintegration, two critical areas for returning service members.”
Pep Boys is also announcing a partnership with RecruitMilitary, a recruiting partner that helps employers connect with veterans seeking employment. Like many other businesses in the automotive market, Pep Boys is continually seeking candidates, and veterans possess many of the in-demand skills. The company says with its network of nearly 1,000 stores it can also meet the demands of active-duty military families who relocate frequently.
“Over the years, Pep Boys has been a place where thousands of veterans and reservist members of the military had the opportunity to start the next chapter of their careers, starting with our founders,” says Elisa Bannon-Jones, chief people officer. “While we have always actively sought to hire team members with valuable skills from military service, formalizing our relationship with RecruitMilitary takes our commitment to the members of our armed forces to the next level, and we’re excited to increase their representation in our ranks.”
“We are pleased to partner with Pep Boys to connect America’s best talent with one of the country’s oldest and finest companies,” says Tim Best, CEO of Bradley-Morris/RecruitMilitary. “Pep Boys has thousands of roles across the country that are a perfect fit for the skills and discipline the members of our military learn during their service, as well as the willingness to both hire and transfer spouses who frequently manage relocation and other unique responsibilities. We look forward to watching their careers with Pep Boys progress.”
Pep Boys also offers a 10% discount on automotive parts and service for active, reserve and retired military members as part of its military commitment.