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for Military Members,

Veterans & Spouses


August 3, 2022   

Employer of the Week: Discount Tire

The story of Discount Tire begins with a poor kid from New Hampshire. Challenged in school and growing up in a struggling family in the 1940, Bruce Halle looked like every other kid who would leave high school in the 1940s and disappear into a factory.

Bruce T. Halle was the founder and chairman of the nation’s largest independent tire retailer, Discount Tire Company, an 800-store, 22 state empire.

He opened his first store in 1960 and as the sole employee he was the tire technician, accountant, toilet cleaner and customer service representative. Bruce would go on to expand, first across Michigan, and eventually to 20 other states.

Bruce served in the Marine Corp during the Korean war. He credits boot camp as being an influential factor in his approach to business and life. 

You can read about Bruce Halle's journey in the book Six Tires No Plan by Michael Rosenbaum.

Today Discount Tire continues to follow Bruce's legacy and his 5 life lessons: Be Honest, Work Hard, Have Fun, Be Grateful, and Pay it Forward.

The company is committed to hiring and supporting military and veterans. Its parentship with Military.com created a Military Skills Translator for applicants. Opportunities are available to enter the company with little or no automotive experience and a career path has been created to offer advancement opportunities to go from entry level positions to leadership.

Discount Tire has an educational assistance program and scholarship programs. The Bruce Hall Assistance Fund provides financial support to employees during emergency hardship situation.

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Discount Tire | Entry Level Service Technicians | Apply

No automotive experience required, get paid while you train-$14-$16/hr.

For more info contact Kaitlin Roz at Kaitlin.roz@discounttire.com


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