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My own experience as well as that observed.
Advance Auto Parts is headquartered in Roanoke, Virginia and is now the largest retailer of automotive replacement parts and accessories in the United States by store count after acquiring General Parts Incorporated in October 2013
Advance Auto absolutely practices age discrimination during the hiring process. It is a disgrace that they are listed as age friendly. You should be ashamed.
I was never treated unfairly due to age nor did I observe it. The place has a lot of other issues, age bias was not one of them.
Different managers treat older employees fair and some treat them like they should not be working there. They also fail to take into consideration that most older employees would not be working if they didn't need too. Not all older employees only held positions in a auto parts store.
The specifically ask you on the job application if you are between a certain age bracket. If you are not they will not allow you to continue the application. Clearly age discrimination.
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