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200 school bus drivers being hired in Bay Area

September 8, 2016


First Student Seeks to Hire 200 Bus Drivers Across the Bay Area

SAN FRANCISCO — First Student is seeking to fill 200 open school bus driver positions across the Bay Area for the 2016-2017 school year. Overall, there are 5,000 open positions across North America. Interested individuals can apply online at

“Our routes are covered, but additional drivers will give us more flexibility to meet the different needs that can develop on a daily basis,” said First Student Area General Manager John Olivares. “We train our drivers to be skilled not only in the technical aspects of operating a bus, but also the interpersonal aspects of engaging with students in a way that creates a positive experience. We want friendly, responsible, hard-working individuals to join our team because our drivers have a unique opportunity to directly impact a young person’s life.”

First Student is the largest school bus transportation provider in North America, moving more passengers per day than all domestic airlines combined. First Student provides transportation for 32 school districts in the Bay Area, including San Rafael City Schools, West Valley JPA, Metropolitan Ed District, TRAFFIX and Lamorinda SBTA.

Prospective drivers must be at least 21 years of age; be able to pass all background checks and drug screens; have at least three years of driving experience; and possess a valid state driver’s license.

First Student offers drivers:

  • Assistance in earning a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Opportunities for additional hours
  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive hourly wages

First Student seeks candidates from all backgrounds and is committed to a diverse workforce.

First Student received a Certified Age Friendly Employer Certification™ from The company received the designation for being committed to considering job seekers 50 and over for employment, free of age bias or discrimination.

About First Student, Inc.

As the leading school transportation solutions provider in North America, First Student strives to provide the best start and finish to every school day. First Student completes six million student journeys each day, moving more passengers than all U.S. airlines combined. With a team of highly-trained drivers and the industry’s strongest safety record, First Student delivers reliable, quality services including full-service transportation and management, special-needs transportation, route optimization and scheduling, and charter services for 1,200 school district contracts. For more information, please visit


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