For the first time in its history, Laketran is looking outside to hire full-time bus driver positions, in addition to part-time drivers and full-time mechanic positions, the agency has announced.
Laketran will hold a hiring event from 2 to 6 p.m. May 24 and May 25 at its headquarters located at 555 Lake Shore Blvd. in Painesville Township.
Laketran’s next driver training class begins June 6.
“We’re excited to be offering full-time positions that are in line with today’s starting wages,” said CEO Ben Capelle. “Everyone is feeling the pinch of a more competitive labor market. We have traditionally hired full-time positions from within, but are excited to be offering positions, with immediate benefits, to find more qualified candidates who want to join our team to serve Lake County.”
No commercial driver’s license is required to start a career at Laketran, Capelle noted.
Laketran is hosting its two-day hiring event intending to fill over 20 positions, including vehicle servicers. The event offers immediate interviews on-site.
Laketran encourages applicants to complete an employment application in advance by downloading the application at www.laketran.com.
A valid Ohio driver’s license is required for an interview, and all applicants must pass a background check and drug test on the day of the hiring event. Bus driver and maintenance positions also require an Ohio Department of Transportation physical.
Laketran employee benefits include:
- Competitive salary – $20.64/hour after 120-day probation period
- Six-week paid training
- Paid vacation and sick time
- Uniforms provided
- Ohio Public Employees Retirement
- Ohio Deferred Comp Retirement Plan
- $2,000 signing bonus for mechanics
For more information, visit www.laketran.com/careers or contact Sheila Bare at 440-350-1094.