VIA Metropolitan Transit is hiring bus operators and mechanics. It’s holding a fifth virtual job fair this year on Thursday, April 15, 2021, in preparation for an increase in service later this year.

VIA has more than 2,000 employees, including more than 1,000 bus and van operators and more than 260 vehicle maintenance workers. The mass transit provider for San Antonio and Bexar County will introduce service improvements this spring 2021, designed to increase frequency and reliability on several key routes throughout the system. VIA is looking to hire new operators and mechanics to help meet an anticipated increase in ridership demand as COVID-19 conditions improve.

The virtual event is designed to maintain safe conditions while opening job opportunities to potential new employees. It will be held from 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, April 15, and can be easily accessed by phone or on Zoom. Applications are being accepted online now on the VIA Employment Page.

Paid training for bus operators is provided for new hires with classes starting every two weeks. No experience is necessary. Mechanics who seek employment must have three years of education or experience. VIA is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. VIA supports equal opportunities for all without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sex, or age.

To participate, interested applicants should:

♦ Submit an application on the VIA Employment Page. Those who apply before April 15 will receive priority consideration for interviews. Interested persons may apply after the job fair and their applications will still be reviewed and considered.

♦ Go online to the VIA Employment Page between 9 a.m. and noon on April 15 to join the job fair online, on Zoom or by phone.

Note: If you plan to join with Zoom, be sure to download the Zoom app on your computer or smartphone before April 15.

♦ Persons who join by phone or online will receive information on the position and the hiring process, and will have an opportunity to speak with a representative from VIA Human Resources.