PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — TriMet is offering one of the largest hiring bonuses issued this year starting Monday to help attract new bus drivers.

The agency announced newly hired bus operators will receive a $2,500 sign-on bonus in addition to driver’s hourly pay. Driver’s starting hourly pay was recently increased to $21.36, a $4 bump as TriMet looks to fill vacancies caused by the pandemic

TriMet said bus operators who have worked full-time for three years are guaranteed a yearly salary of $68,000, along with seven weeks of paid training and both health and retirement benefits.

To learn more and apply visit trimet.org/driveforus.