OSCEOLA COUNTY, Fla. — The Osceola County School District said it still needs bus drivers but was encouraged by turnout at a job fair held on Tuesday.
The event was held in the morning at the county transportation department on Simpson Road in Kissimmee.
Thirteen applications showed up in the first few hours of the fair, which transportation officials said was more than their last four job fairs combined.
Officials made the process simple — show up, get interviewed on the spot and apply online on computers set up in the hall.
There was a steady stream of applicants at the job fair.
Like most school districts across the country, Osceola County schools are in dire need of bus drivers during the ongoing pandemic.
The county has 36 openings but needs more to handle daily sick calls. It said 22 drivers called out sick Tuesday.
Starting pay is $13.80 an hour.
The job comes with great benefits, paid sick leave, enrollment in the Florida retirement system and health care. You will also get all holidays off.
The job fair might be over but there are still plenty of opportunities to apply and get behind the wheel of a school bus.
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