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

August 12, 2008

The Chicago Transit Authority reminds individuals interested in joining the agency as part-time bus operators that there are two job fairs this month. The job fairs will be held:


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

Eligible applicants should have strong customer service skills. Applicants must also pass all other required testing in order to be eligible for hire.

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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