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Palm Beach County school district holding bus driver job fair Thursday

Posted at 5:46 AM, Jan 11, 2018
and last updated 2018-01-11 07:09:06-05

The School District of Palm Beach County Transportation Services Department is holding a job fair Thursday to hire at least 25 to 30 individuals to enter its school bus driver training program to ultimately become school bus drivers.

The event is from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the school transportation department at 3375 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. 

Successful candidates will be paid $10.42 per hour up to 80 hours during training. Successful trainees who become school bus drivers will receive a starting pay of $14.28 per hour.  The job includes full benefits: medical, dental, vision insurance and the ability to participate in a retirement program.

The school district recommends applicants bring a copy of their driving record. Interviews will be done on site.

Candidates will go through at least 32 hours of classroom training and eight hours of driver training. Applicants need to obtain a commercial driver's license permit before going through training.