Fulton County Schools to launch first mobile recruitment vehicle 'Gus the Bus'

Amy Cheribelle

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FULTON COUNTY, GA — Fulton County Schools is launching its first mobile recruitment vehicle. 'Gus the Bus', the school's newest job recruiting tool. Gus the Bus will go to job fairs, colleges, high schools and places with prospective applicants are more likely can be recruited.

"We knew we had to be competitive to set ourselves apart from other employers," said Chief Talent Officer, Ron Wade. "It's a new tool to finding prospective employees who otherwise would not know about all the jobs we have to offer aside from teaching."

Wade said that Fulton County School has around 3,000 to 4,000 non-teaching jobs that are important in the district operational. Those jobs are including electricians, bus drivers, food service workers, custodians, mechanical/HVAC positions and other jobs.

The transportation department of the district has done some changes to the former special needs bus that are beneficial to run a job recruiting office. Inside the bus, it is fully equipped with wireless technology to reach crucial workers that are limited to laptop or computer access at home. Gus the Bus will provide the convenience of its mobility to those in need, as well as recruitment staff inside that is ready to assist potential candidates with questions or to help the recruitment process.

"To be competitive we are offering incentives like paid training for bus drivers to get the required license, pension plans and signing bonuses for some positions," Wade said. "Our greatest asset is our employees, and we can't wait to 'drive' that point home to our potential new recruits."

The additional information about Gus the Bus' destination and dates will soon be updated on the district's website at fultonschools.org.

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