CTA to Host Recruiting Fair for Bus Operators Who Want to Keep Chicago Moving

October 18, 2023

Commercial Driver’s License not required to apply. Employees receive paid training and benefits that include increased hourly wages and a $1,000 hiring bonus!

Take the first step towards establishing a new career within the diverse field of transportation by attending the Chicago Transit Authority’s (CTA) Hiring Event on Friday morning, October 20, at Truman College on Chicago’s North Side.    

Applicants for Bus Operator position will enjoy newly increased competitive pay – starting hourly wages of $29.65, as well as excellent health benefits, a pension, and opportunities for advancement. Plus, there’s a hiring bonus of $1,000! The bonus will appear on the first paycheck and employees must remain at CTA for one year.  

“Job fairs such as this are a critical element to our ongoing efforts to further improve the delivery and overall reliability of our bus services,” CTA President Dorval R. Carter, Jr., said.  “We continue to make fantastic progress in strengthening our workforce, having already surpassed our hiring goal of 700 bus operators this year, and we anticipate hiring as many as 900 by the end of the year.”

Applicants who possess excellent customer service skills and are interested in seeking employment with options for developing a rewarding career path in the transportation industry are strongly encouraged to attend: 

Friday, October 20

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Truman College

1145 West Wilson Chicago IL 60640

Information Sessions: 10 a.m. and 11 a.m.

                                                     Registration: www.transitchicago.com/careers 

In addition to the information sessions, CTA is offering an application workshop and the chance to connect with members of our Operations, Recruitment and Benefits team. 

So far in 2023, CTA has hosted more than a dozen in person and virtual job fairs with a cumulative attendance of over 3,200 interested applicants. For a complete list of available positions including trade, management, and administrative positions, please visit and apply online at: www.transitchicago.com/careers.  

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