These speakers can teach kids how to prepare for future jobs at Metro

school booksMen and women of the Metro Speakers Bureau are available this spring to talk with children and young people at school career days about careers at Metro.

Metro employs more than 9,000 full-time staff, including computer engineers, web designers, urban planners, speech writers, artists, bus and train operators, mechanics and maintenance people, clerks, bus and rail transportation and maintenance supervisors and security guards. Topics could include training necessary to become bus and train operators, mechanics and maintenance experts, transit planners, security personnel and even artists and marketing and media relations professionals.

If you have questions or would like to request a speaker for your school, email: metrospeaks@metro.net. Speakers are available on a first come, first served basis.

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  1. “Metro employs more than 9,000 full-time staff, including computer engineers, web designers, urban planners, speech writers, artists, bus and train operators, mechanics and maintenance people, clerks, bus and rail transportation and maintenance supervisors and security guards.”

    And all of these jobs are paid for with our tax dollars. Average about $50,000 per person x 9,000 = $450,000,000 in labor cost per year. These doesn’t include pension benefits.

    If Metro gets $1 billion dollar in transit funding from somewhere, 50% of it disappears into labor cost.

    Now you know why why LA is so damn broke! Make your own money Metro!!

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  2. BTW, how much are we paying for the salaries of the “computer engineers and web designers” whom have yet to fix TAP or taptogo.net?

    Can I get a job and be paid over $50,000 to do absolutely nothing? Well it seems some people are enjoying that free lunch because I haven’t seen ANY CHANGE in fixing the crappiness of TAP and taptogo.net!

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  3. Metro should be worried about how they can come up with the money to hire these new jobs first. Where’s the funding going to come from? More new taxes?

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