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ALAMO RENT A CAR SEEKS 500 COLLEGE STUDENTS FOR PART-TIME POSITIONS

 Nation's Largest Owned and Operated Independent Continues Its First
 Management Recruiting Program at U.S. Colleges and Universities
 FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla., Jan. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- While many companies are struggling with a mandate to downsize staffs in the current economy, Alamo Rent A Car, the nation's largest independently owned and operated car rental company, recently implemented a unique new management training program for college students, designed to offer part-time employment with a full-time future to hundreds of college-age candidates nationwide.
 Since Nov. 1, 1992, Alamo's "Going Places" program has sought to employ college students on a limited basis while they are attending classes, then utilize students on a full-time basis during summer break and over holiday periods when Alamo's operations are at peak capacity. Summer break jobs will offer some students the chance for a summer assignment in Alamo's high volume rental locations in Hawaii, California and Florida, among others, with travel at Alamo's expense.
 Alamo is the nation's fastest growing car rental company, with over 100 locations situated in or just off the nation's most frequently traveled airports. For the past five years, the company's revenues have averaged a growth rate of some 15 to 20 percent annually. In the past five years, Alamo has added 46 additional cities, and moved on airport in 34 cities, bringing the total to 103 U.S. locations, with 51 on airport, creating a demand for additional rental operations personnel.
 According to Senior Vice President of Operations William M. Bondurant, "While other companies are filing for bankruptcy protection, downsizing, laying off or cutting back, Alamo continues to open and expand to new cities and add new jobs." Bondurant continued, "Going Places will offer Alamo a broad base of talent from which to select future management candidates, while offering much-needed employment to college students. The program also gives us the talent we need on a part-time basis, and is an effective way to staff-up our high volume operations during the heavy demand months of June through August."
 In the first year, Alamo will staff 400 to 500 positions in key locations around the country, including high volume Alamo locations in such cities as Los Angeles, Boston, Orlando and Miami. "The Alamo cities coincide with areas that are heavily populated with college and university students, who are excellent employment candidates," Bondurant added.
 The Going Places program offers students a number of lucrative benefits, including flexible part-time hours scheduled to accommodate a student's course load; full-time employment during summer and holiday periods; and opportunities for full-time permanent employment following graduation.
 Alamo designed the Going Places program as a method from which to select management trainees, as well as to provide college students with on-the-job experience. Bondurant said, "At Alamo, we believe the Going Places program will afford us an opportunity to recruit candidates for advancement within our management team, while providing lucrative employment to college students."
 Recruiting will take place in the city locations themselves, with interviews conducted by Alamo city directors and city managers in each Alamo location.
 Alamo currently serves over 10 million travelers a year through 103 high-volume locations in the United States, 18 locations in the U.K. and 2 in Switzerland. Alamo currently ranks fourth among U.S. car rental companies in terms of fleet size and annual revenue, with a model year peak fleet of 150,000 cars in 1992. Alamo's estimated revenues for 1992 were in excess of $850 million, up from $740 million in 1991.
 For further details contact Kathy Bradley of Alamo Rent A Car at 305-527-4715; or Sheree Wichard of Gavin Anderson & Company, 212-921-1060.
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 /CONTACT: Kathy Bradley, manager of public relations of Alamo Rent A Car, 305-527-4715/


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