Metro hiring event Saturday for part-time bus operators

Metro is holding a one-day hiring fair for part-time bus operators this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Metro headquarters, located next to Union Station in downtown Los Angeles. Plan a transit trip to Union Station with the Trip Planner at Parking is available for $8.

For those looking for a job — and a career — this is a great opportunity. The agency is especially interested in hiring more women as bus operators. There are currently more than 200 positions available and there will be on-the-spot testing and interviews at the hiring event on Saturday.

Metro runs the second-busiest bus system in the U.S. and has about 2,200 buses used on 170 different lines. Photo by Steve Hymon/Metro.

Candidates are asked to bring their driver’s license, resume and a 10-year driving record (H6 printout from the DMV) dated within the last 30 days. Part-time employees are eligible for full-time employment after one year of service. The starting wage for part-time operators is $15.36 per hour with pay increases every six months. The top wage is $23.63 after 48 months.

Metro employs about 10,000 people across Los Angeles County and many employees began as bus operators and then climbed the ladder to other jobs, including management. In fact, Metro’s previous Chief Executive Officer began as a bus operator. Being a bus operator is also an excellent way to gain a toehold in the transportation industry.

Other benefits include:

  • Medical, dental and vision plan
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Retirement program
  • As mentioned above, opportunities for career advancement in other areas of Metro Operations, including rail or systems maintenance.

The Metro Careers home page is here. And here is more info about bus operator positions.

Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, creed, ancestry, national origin, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, religion, age, veteran status, or disability.


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4 replies

    • Hi James —

      If you can make it, please come to the hiring event on Saturday. It’s a great way to speed up the process of potentially getting hired. Good luck!

      Steve Hymon
      Editor, The Source

  1. Isn’t “The agency is especially interested in hiring more women as bus operators” contradictory to the statement “Metro is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of … gender …” ?

    • It doesn’t indicate that they are not going to hire qualified men as well. They are just encouraging women to apply. I’m assuming the industry has struggled with discrimination against women in this role, so not sure why you’d find a problem with encouraging this.

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