TriMet announces sign-on bonuses to fill open positions


A TriMet bus in downtown Portland, July 29, 2020. (KOIN)

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.

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