Feb 22, 2009

Filling transit jobs

Just a short follow up of my post of February 16... Shortage of driver's in a recession? The Coast Mountain Bus Co. in greater Vancouver, British Columbia had been holding a job fair seeking 500 new bus drivers. As it turned out there was no shortage of applications. There were 1,500 applications submitted. This was about three times more than normal and was on top of the 1,800 applications for the month of January.

Back in November of 2008, the CMBC at that time had been looking to hire 70 mechanics over the next year. As turned out there was a shortage applications within Canada. In turn the company has found success in recruiting bus mechanics from Jamaica.

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