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CCISD Joins Job Fair to Address Bus Driver Shortage

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CORPUS CHRISTI (Kiii News) -

If you have a commercial driver's license or want to drive a school bus, then the Corpus Christi Independent School District can use your help.

Right now, the district is looking to hire 40 bus drivers. A job fair is going to be held at Sunrise Mall on Thursday where you can apply to fill one of those job openings. Starting pay for a bus driver with no experience is $11.33 an hour.

You will also get full district benefits, including retirement and health plans.

Due to the lack of drivers right now, everyone at the school bus barn has pitched in to help.

"We've been able to get by with our staff and supervisors and people driving, department mechanics, so we've been able to get by with those individuals helping out and driving, but we still have a shortage we need to fill," said Kyle Pelichet, administrative officer of CCISD transportation.

The job fair will run from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the career center in Sunrise Mall. Dress professionally and bring plenty of resumes. The Regional Transportation Authority and the Nueces County Sheriff's Office are a couple of other agencies that will be looking to hire.