CTA to Host Three Job Fairs to Recruit Part-time Bus Operators

July 11, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority will hold three job fairs to recruit applicants interested in joining the agency as part-time bus operators. The job fairs will be held:


Friday, July 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Mozart Park Field House
2036 N. Avers Avenue
Chicago, IL

Thursday, August 14 ? 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Austin Town Hall
5610 W. Lake Street
Chicago, IL

Monday, August 18 - 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
South Shore Cultural Center
7059 South Shore Drive
Chicago, IL


In order to apply, all applicants must have a current Illinois Class "B" Commercial Driver's License (CDL) or permit with the necessary three endorsements: knowledge, passenger and air brakes. The permit must be valid throughout the hiring and training process. CDL permits can be obtained by passing a written exam through the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. The fee for a CDL permit is $50.

In addition, applicants must obtain a two-page court purposes driving abstract from the Illinois Secretary of State's Office. Abstracts may be purchased from the Secretary of State's Office for a $12 fee. Applicants must also provide proof that they are at least 21 years of age.

Starting pay for this position is $17.46 per hour with the potential to increase to $26.86 per hour.

Job fair attendees will have the opportunity to speak with CTA Human Resources personnel about the position and the benefits package available to part-time bus operators. Interested applicants also can apply online at the CTA web site at www.transitchicago.com.


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