SEMINOLE COUNTY, Fla. – It was a good turnout at Thursday’s job fair at the Sanford Civic Center hosted by CareerSource of Central Florida.
Over a dozen companies handed out applications and even did on-the-spot interviews, including Seminole County Public Schools Transportation Services.
“The goal is to hire, again more bus drivers, more bus monitors,” Al Harris said.
Harris is the lead driver at SCPS Transportation Services and said the starting rate for those who want to work as a school bus driver is $16.53.
The department is in need of 25-30 bus drivers.
“We will help you through with the rest of the process. We have a team that’s dedicated walking you step by step through the process of getting your class B, you must have your class B,” Harris said.
The district said it is also recruiting teachers locally through university and college feeder programs.
Right now, it is looking to hire 43 teachers, 24 educational support professionals, and 21 paraprofessionals.
“Our problem today is that there is so many job opportunities in the community throughout our region specifically in Seminole County. If you’re looking for employment, there’s plenty,” Brenda Chrisman with CareerSource Central Florida said.
Chrisman said CareerSource will host another job fair on June 23 at The Venetian Center in Leesburg from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.