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Local Drivers Wanted

While many are still grappling with unemployment, there is some good local  news.  The Illinois Central School Bus LLC is hiring!

Now that kids are going back to school, they  need bussing.  According to the Contract Manager at the Illinois Central School Bus company, Cynthia Sosnowski, the firm is looking for between 40 and 50 drivers.  The good news is, you do not even need a bus license to apply, just a driver’s license.  The bus company will do the rest of the work by investing in you and paying for the necessary training and license.

Of this commitment to the people, Sosnowski said:

“I want to see people happy and making money. I mean, the holidays are coming. Let’s bring some joy to this crazy unprecedented time.”

Salary is between $14-21 per hour.

In related news, seven new enterprise zones (region which has gained special tax breaks/public assistance in order to strengthen economic development) have been designated by The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DCEO) effective Jan. 1, 2021.

Such zones are also meant to bolster job growth and investment, in particular in communities that are “economically underserved.” Following the 2019 investment of $657m+, approximately 38,000 jobs were retained and 4,570 new jobs, created.

As DCEO Director and Enterprise Zone Board Chairperson Erin B. Guthrie said:

“Illinois remains open for business, and we are committed to supporting our economically depressed communities with tools proven to attract investment to all corners of our state.  With the renewal of these seven enterprise zones, we look forward to continuing our work with local officials to support new investments and economic growth across our downstate communities.”