Saturday, June 25, 2022

NHC schools hosts job fair for bus drivers

NEW HANOVER COUNTY — New Hanover County Schools will host a Bus Driver Fair in two weeks to gauge interest in candidates who will be able to apply for the job, even be interviewed on the spot. The county schools is hiring part-time and full-time drivers; starting pay is $14-an-hour, with benefits and a $1,000 sign-on bonus.

“Bus drivers are an important part of our school communities, and I think the compensation we’re offering really shows how much we value them,” director of transportation Mark Clawson said in a press release.

The job fair also will have current drivers on hand to speak about the job. Prospective candidates can sign up for the next free CDL license classes. The district also pays for expenses associated with the job, such as getting a bus-driving license.

“This is a great job for retirees, parents with young children, or really anyone who wants a flexible schedule and benefits of a school system job,” Clawson added.

The job fair gets underway Saturday, Aug. 7, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., at Hoggard High School. More information is available by calling 910-254-4080 or visiting

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Shea Carver
Shea Carver is the editor in chief at Port City Daily. A UNCW alumna, Shea worked in the print media business in Wilmington for 22 years before joining the PCD team in October 2020. She specializes in arts coverage — music, film, literature, theatre — the dining scene, and can often be tapped on where to go, what to do and who to see in Wilmington. When she isn’t hanging with her pup, Shadow Wolf, tending the garden or spinning vinyl, she’s attending concerts and live theater.

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