The best car rental companies in Berkeley are still waiting for their first tenants, but one company is getting ready to go national.
The car rental company IAH is looking to hire a team of about 40 to staff its Berkeley office.
They are looking for a full-time driver and have found a potential candidate on the east side of the city.
“We’re looking for someone to help us out with that part of the job,” said Lisa Kupelian, IAH’s vice president of marketing and sales.
Kupelia said IAH has a growing number of drivers and has a great working relationship with several of the local car rental agencies.
“It’s very exciting because we’re already on a trajectory that we’ve been on for quite some time,” she said.KUPELIAN said that the team will be working from a location near Berkeley International Airport.
The company has an office in South Berkeley and a car rental agency in the city’s East Bay.
“That’s what makes it so exciting because that’s where the jobs are,” Kupalian said.
“We want to be able to attract people to the company that’s going to be best suited for them.”IAH’s drivers are responsible for keeping a 24-hour car wash, cleaning the offices and serving the office.
The agency offers cars from rental agencies including BMW, Ford, Chrysler, Toyota and Fiat.
“The majority of people who are working here today are from outside of Berkeley,” Kupselian said of the new drivers.
“They’re all here to work for us and help us grow.”
Kupalia said they’re looking to recruit a couple of full-timers for the team, including two drivers.
IAH offers two drivers per office, which allows them to work with as many drivers as they need.
“They can work anywhere that we need them, because they have all of the tools that we have,” Kuppelian added.
The company has been working on a new car rental office for more than a year, with construction underway to replace the parking lot at the parking garage that IAH used to own and operate.
The team is hiring a few people to help run the new office, but Kupelsian said they’ve also been looking for some drivers to help with the office renovations.