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MRAA Introduces MRAA Rewards Career Center

Tuesday, November 18, 2014   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Lindsey Johnson
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The Marine Retailers Association of the America, in partnership with the American Boat & Yacht Council, announced today the launch of an all-new marine industry career center, an online resource that seeks to connect job seekers with marine industry businesses.

Found at, this new resource will provide the opportunity for businesses to post job openings and find a number of tools to help them do a better job of hiring and managing employees. Simultaneously, it will allow job seekers to look through open positions and post resumes to the resume bank.

“Our members have asked us repeatedly for a place they can go to help them find qualified job seekers, and we expect that this resource will deliver that for them,” says Matt Gruhn, president of MRAA. “We believe that the partnership with ABYC will be very valuable in that they will bring qualified, and oftentimes ABYC-Certified job seekers into the conversation, giving us the ability to create a match between leading candidates and leading businesses.”

The MRAA Rewards Career Center currently includes a link for employers to post jobs and view resumes; connect with marine schools that are educating future industry employees; and a database of job descriptions that MRAA members can tap into and use for their own operations. It also includes links that enable job seekers to view job postings and find resources that will help them do a better job of presenting themselves to potential employers.

MRAA has plans to build out the tools and resources available through the career center to offer employers more opportunities to find success with hiring and managing employees. The job listings and resume bank will remain the focal point of the career center as MRAA builds up and around those tools.

“We plan to be able to offer HR-related training opportunities, insight into career paths and salary expectations, as well as to partner with other workforce development options to give our industry more options for qualified employees,” Gruhn explains. “This is one of our members’ greatest needs, and we plan to help them in any way we can.”

To learn more about MRAA membership or to join, contact MRAA membership coordinator Hannah Muerhoff at 763-333-2420 or

About the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas
At the Marine Retailers Association of the Americas (MRAA), we believe that for the marine industry to thrive, the companies that interact with the boater in their community must thrive. Those businesses determine the boater’s experience and are the leading factor in the industry’s success. MRAA works to create a strong and healthy boating industry by uniting those businesses, providing them with opportunities for improvement and growth, and representing them with a powerful voice. For more information, visit