Those who would like a job as a school bus driver will want to come to a job fair that will take place on Monday, July 7 from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the E. Pat Larkins Communty Center. There are openings for 60 Broward County School bus drivers. The interview process will follow a speed format. Those who want to apply for the jobs should bring a resume and a driving history from the Florida Department of High Safety. An applicant cannot have more than five points on the driver's license over the past five years. Those who are selected will receive free training necessary to qualify for a Commercial Driver's License. The hourly pay starts and $12.11 and goes up to $22.16 and health insurance is provided, according to Sandra King, spokesperson for the City of Pompano Beach.
These bus driver jobs are considered good jobs. "My father worked for the school district. It is a good job. They pay well and there are full benefits and a retirement," said Peter Homan.
"I might apply for one of these jobs. I have worked as a delivery driver and so I am comfortable driving a bus or a truck. This sounds like it would be a good job," said Heather Bruck.
"It is always good to hear that an organization like the school district is offering jobs. I would love to have a job with the Broward School system. They pay well and offer chances for advancement," said Carol Oglethorpe.
"I may apply for one of the bus driver jobs. I need a better job, one with health benefits and regular hours," said Frank Barrington.
"These jobs sound very good to me. I would love to have a job that pays this well and offers full health insurance. The fact that they offer free training is even more interesting. I will probably apply," said Alan Blackwell.
"I hope I can qualify for one of these jobs. I need work and being a bus driver sounds good to me," said Allison Owens.