Brown Bus Firm is providing a $1,500 sign-on bonus for brand new hires.
NAMPA, Idaho — As Idaho faculties begin to reopen for in-person studying – or are not less than discussing reopening plans – some faculty bus firms at the moment are trying to rent drivers.
And one native bus firm is including an additional incentive within the hopes of discovering some nice candidates.
Brown Bus Company, which serves the Nampa, Vallivue and Wilder faculty districts, in addition to greater than a dozen constitution faculties in Ada and Canyon counties, plans to rent about 30 new faculty bus drivers.
The corporate is providing a $1,500 sign-on bonus for brand new hires.
Brent Carpenter, Brown Bus Firm’s operations supervisor, instructed KTVB that there are lots of perks to being a faculty bus driver that some folks might not notice.
For instance, he stated, you get to work with youngsters, you get your weekends, evenings and holidays off. Plus, you do not have to take your work residence with you.
Whereas shortages of certified faculty bus drivers are nothing new, proper now, the necessity is especially nice as a result of there may be plenty of uncertainty on the subject of COVID-19 and the way the virus may have an effect on plans to deliver college students again to high school.
“We positively have a necessity,” Carpenter stated. “We’ve got faculties which have already began, faculties and districts which can be anticipating beginning and [bus companies are] within the throes of hiring and coaching and making an attempt to be as ready as potential in order that [they’re ready] when the districts say it is time to put youngsters on the bus and produce them again to high school in individual.”
Regardless of apprehension from some potential drivers, given the COVID-19 state of affairs, Carpenter stated the corporate is taking precautions to make sure the security of each drivers and college students.
In the event you or somebody you realize may be concerned with turning into a faculty bus driver, there are a number of necessities.
You should be not less than 21 years outdated and have a sound driver’s license. You should additionally cross a drug take a look at and a background test.
Brown Bus Firm stated drivers will likely be paid for coaching, which incorporates getting a CDL license.
You possibly can apply on the company’s website.
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