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Release Date: July 13,2022

METRO RTA to Host “Come Drive with (B)us” Hiring Event

July 13, 2022, AKRON — METRO, in partnership with Stark State College, will be hosting a hiring event geared toward bus operators on Saturday, August 6, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Stark State’s Akron campus, at 360 Perkins St., Akron, OH 44304. The event objective is to showcase bus operator positions and the benefits of working at METRO by providing applicants the opportunity to test-drive one of the buses used daily on METRO routes.

Attendees must bring a valid Ohio driver’s license and will visit stations where they will learn about working at METRO as a bus operator, have their license verified, fill out an application, and go through a short panel interview, and secure a mobility device. All attendees that complete these steps will test drive a bus.

"We want to show the public that METRO is not only a viable career, but a very sustainable and advantageous career at that,” said METRO CEO Dawn Distler. "We provide competitive compensation and an incredibly generous benefits package, including participation in Ohio’s state retirement system. Many of our operators begin their careers with METRO and retire with METRO, because it truly is a great place to work."

Candidates must be at least 18 years old with no more than two points on their license and should bring employment history and reference with them.
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METRO RTA is the public transportation provider in Summit County. METRO enhances the quality of life for our community by providing innovative transportation solutions that are safe, dependable, cost-effective and customer focused, now and into the future.