VIA Metropolitan Transit is offering a hiring incentive of up to $4,000 for bus and paratransit van operators, and up to $6,000 for mechanics and CDL shop attendants, and has a program that makes VIA retirees eligible to qualify for the Employee Referral Program. VIA is hiring Bus Operators, Paratransit Van Operators, Mechanics, CDL Shop Attendants and Transit Security Officers. Some of these positions carry a hiring incentive. VIA’s starting pay for bus operators is $21.58 an hour and $23.76 an hour for mechanics.

Interested job applicants are encouraged to apply online prior to attending the VIA job fair taking place on Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the VIA Metro Center, 1021 San Pedro Ave.

Starting pay for bus operators is $21.58 per hour. Paid training is provided for new operator hires with classes starting weekly. No experience is necessary. Starting pay for mechanics is $23.76 per hour. For more information on requirements for mechanic positions, visit Uniform and tool allowances are offered, along with one of the most extensive employee benefits packages in the industry, including family medical coverage; life, dental and vision insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; longevity pay; shift differential pay; tuition assistance; on-site fitness centers and wellness programs; training and advancement opportunities; and Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification reimbursement.

Free designated parking is available for job fair attendees. Every job fair attendee who completes a job application will receive a door prize.

Although VIA aggressively recruits new employees through both broad-based and strategic outreach efforts, current employees and former employees make the best recruiters. VIA retirees may contact VIA’s human resources department at 210-362-2240 for more information on the Employee Referral Program.

Under the Employee Referral Program, VIA will pay an employee/retiree up to $1,000 for a successful referral for the position of bus operator, VIATrans operator, mechanic, or CDL shop attendant.

For a full listing of open jobs, or to submit an application online, visit Applicants are encouraged to apply online prior to the job fair to help facilitate the interview process. VIA recruiters will meet with potential applicants seeking positions as operators, mechanics, shop attendants, and transit security officers.

VIA has more than 2,100 employees, including almost 1,000 bus and van operators. VIA’s service area is more than 1,200 square miles across San Antonio, suburban cities and Bexar County. 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.