IndyGo announced Thursday their plans to hire dozens of additional bus drivers in 2013 in response to their plans to increase frequency on core routes, add weekend services and a new crosstown route on the city’s north side.
IndyGo, which currently employs nearly 460 workers, aims to recruit up to 50 bus drivers for the expanded service next year.
Through the new Employment Contract Program, candidates are not required to hold a Class B Commercial Driver’s License (CDL). IndyGo will offer free CDL training and certification through a contract with a local CDL school.
“The decision to offer free CDL certification represents a big change for IndyGo,” said Mike Birch, vice president of IndyGo human resources. “The program is already attracting a lot of talent that may not have thought about driving professionally before, and that’s what we had in mind.”
Candidates who want to participate in the free CDL training must pass physical and written exams in addition to signing a one-year employment contract. After completing CDL training, candidates are required to graduate from an intensive eight-week paid training programs.
For more information, visit IndyGo.net/employment, call 317.635.2100 or stop by IndyGo human resources at the corporate office, 1501 W. Washington Street, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.