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WISD continues to seek applicants for school bus driver positions, during the upcoming year

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Bus driver positions continue to
be available with the Washtenaw Intermediate
School District, starting at $13.00 an hour
for part-time employment opportunities.

Washtenaw Intermediate School District, which heads busing operations for Ypsilanti, Willow Run and Ann Arbor Public Schools in Southeastern Michigan, is still looking to fill bus driver positions for the 2011-12 school years.

Tom Moore, director of WISD transportation department, informed the Ann Arbor News that a job fair held last month only yield about 30 individuals inquiring about the open positions. 

That figure is down three times from the number of applicants who applied at WISD bus driver job fairs held last year.
"As the local economy has improved, some of our employees have found other positions that are more suited to their needs and have moved on," Moore said.
Locally, the latest unemployment rate in Washtenaw County stands at 7.7% for June 2011.
The part-time positions -which are split shift in nature- start out at $13.00 per hour between 20 to 30 hours per week, during the school year only. Drivers employed by the WISD work shifts are from 6:00AM-9:00AM, with a break until returning back to work from 2:00PM-5PM. 
Benefits are available with up to a $4000 deductible match on behalf of the employee co-pay, with medical, dental, vision and long-term disability insurances.
WISD is seeking to fill both regular route and substitute drivers positions for absences, field trips and athletic trips.
“We will always be interested in taking applications from highly-qualified candidates with good driving records who can safely transport our children,” Moore said to Ann Arbor.com.
For more information about requirements for WISD school bus driver positions and to apply directly, is available via WISD’s website.

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