Looking for a new job or know someone who is? The Rapid bus service in Grand Rapids is hiring.

Fox 17 reports that The Rapid is looking to fill openings for full-time and part-time bus operators, tire technicians and transportation supervisors.

The Rapids is holding two job fairs next week at Rapid Central Station at 300 Ellsworth Ave SW:

  • Tuesday, June 22 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m
  • Thursday, June 29 from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.

According to their website, The Rapids offers

"competitive pay, great benefits, and the opportunity to work with a group of people who take pleasure and pride in making an important difference in the lives of others."

Some of those benefits include life insurance, reimbursement for gym memberships, and free rides for employees and their dependents, Fox 17 reports.

Jobs for bus operators start at $19.77 per hour.

While applicants must have a Michigan driver’s license, The Rapid says applicants do not need to have a commercial driver’s license; employees will be trained over an eight-week period. A Department of Transportation physical, for which The Rapid will pay, will be mandatory.

If you can't make the job fairs, you can check out open positions and apply here.

The Rapid has been has been running in GR since 2000, when the Interurban Transit Partnership was formed to operate a public transportation system - The Rapid - to provide services for the Grand Rapids metro area and beyond.

For anyone who has not used the transit service before and is interested in learning more  about how to ride The Rapid, you can find more information here.

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