In one other signal of San Diego’s tight job market, the Metropolitan Transit System is providing a $5,000 hiring bonus for brand new bus operators.
The transit company mentioned Tuesday it’s actively recruiting for a variety of jobs, together with trolley operators, mechanics and administrative positions. Smaller hiring bonuses can be found for a few of these positions.
“Like many companies, MTS is at present experiencing a workforce scarcity,” mentioned Sharon Cooney, the company’s chief govt officer. “We hope these sign-on bonuses can function an incentive for these looking for a satisfying profession path in transportation, and assist MTS proceed working an ideal system for our area.”
The unemployment charge in San Diego County dropped to 2.7% in Could from from 3% in April, reaching the bottom degree this century.
MTS mentioned it gives paid coaching for some jobs, together with bus, trolley and upkeep positions.
Final month the San Diego Unified College District introduced $10,000 hiring bonuses for particular schooling academics and faculty nurses.