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MARTA Job Fair successfully held

Amy Cheribelle

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ATLANTA — The Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority held a job fair for bus operators and journeyman bus technicians on Saturday, May 22, from 9 am until noon.

In this event, Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA) was looking for part-time and full-time employees for Bus Operator and Journeyman Bus Technician. They were willing to pay starting at $17.39/hr. for operators and $23.44/hr. for technicians. All applicants must have a CDL to interview.

MARTA required a person applying for the bus operator to be 21 years of age or older. They must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Applicants must have a CDL permit or license with Passenger Endorsement. Lastly, they must pass a physical exam and ability test, including drug/alcohol screening.

Meanwhile, for journeyman bus technicians, MARTA required the person applying to be 18 years or older. They must have a high school diploma or equivalent, hold a current Class C license, and obtained other permits license (specified in attached flyer). Person applying must have completed auto, transit bus, diesel, or maintenance programs, and they were required to have three or more years of comparable work experience.

Applicants were encouraged to ride MARTA to the event. The job fair was held outside MARTA headquarters, located across the street from Lindbergh Center Station.

Established in 1971, MARTA is among the largest transit agencies in the U.S., providing 95% of public transit trips in the metro Atlanta region with 110 fixed bus routes, 38 heavy rail stations, 2.7 miles of light rail, and on-demand paratransit services.

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