CTA to Host Job Fairs for upcoming Red Line South Track Renewal Project

July 18, 2012
Agency Seeking Applicants for Part-Time Bus Operator Positions
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) this month will host the first of several job fairs, intended to assist individuals interested in career opportunities as part-time bus operators (PTBOs) related to the 2013 Red Line South track renewal project.
CTA expects to hire as many as 400 part time bus operators to drive buses during the project; once hired, these bus operators will have a permanent position at CTA and will remain a part of the CTA workforce once the track renewal project ends.
The first fair will be held on Monday, July 30, 2012, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Chicago State University, 9501 S. King Drive, Chicago, Illinois.  The fair is the first in a series of three community job fairs on Chicago’s South Side to seek applicants for PTBOs whose work will involve driving shuttle buses and operating buses that are part of CTA’s expanded supplemental service during the Red Line South project.  
Other job fairs include:
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
National Teachers Academy
55 W. Cermak Road
Chicago, Illinois
9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
Saturday, September 15, 2012
Kennedy-King College, Building
6301 S. Halsted Street
Chicago, Illinois
9 a.m. until 1 p.m.
“Today, we are pleased to announce CTA will be hiring 400 part time bus drivers that will be needed to support this project,” said Chicago Transit Board Chairman Terry Peterson. “That’s 400 people who will be given a major opportunity to find jobs and permanent employment. We know that so many Chicago communities are hurting, few more than those along the footprint of this project, and we are pleased to present them with an opportunity to re-enter the workforce.”
The fairs will provide information about the skills and training needed to become a bus operator, including the need for a Class “B” Commercial Driver’s License and about the CTA’s hiring process in general.
For more information, visit the CTA website at www.transitchicago.com/redsouth, email at redlinesouth@transitchicago.com or send correspondence to Red Line South Project, CTA, 567 W. Lake Street, Chicago, IL, 60661.
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