Tampa Bay Urgently Hiring Bus Drivers – Starting at $18.65/hour!


In a crucial moment for Hillsborough County, local schools are facing a severe shortage of 250 bus drivers. Take action now and be part of the solution! On-the-spot interviews offered.

National Issue Hits Home

Laura Hill from HCPS transportation services attributes the struggle to a nationwide problem, exacerbated by the county’s rapid growth. As of Wednesday, the district seeks to hire at least 250 bus drivers, emphasizing the need for qualified individuals who make a significant impact on children’s lives.

Selectivity for Child Safety

HCPS maintains stringent criteria for hiring, requiring applicants to:

  • Be at least 21 years old.
  • Possess five years of driving experience.
  • Maintain a clean record.
  • Undergo drug and alcohol screenings.
  • While a CDL license is necessary to begin, the district offers free training to obtain it.


Competitive Offerings

In a bid to attract more applicants, HCPS recently increased starting wages to $18.65 per hour. The position also boasts benefits and a flexible schedule.

Job Fairs to the Rescue

To expedite the hiring process, Hillsborough County Public Schools is conducting job fairs, offering on-the-spot interviews at various locations:

Wednesday, January 24, 5-7 p.m.

HCPS Instructional Support Center, 2920 N. 40th Street, Tampa, FL 33605

Saturday, February 3, 8 a.m. – noon

HCPS Transportation Office, 9455 Harney Rd. Thonotosassa, FL 33592

Thursday, February 8, 4-7 p.m.

Sumner High School, 10650 County Rd 672, Riverview, FL 33579

For those unable to attend, more information is available at http://hillsboroughschools.org/drive or by contacting 813.982.5521. Your participation is crucial for the smooth functioning of the county’s school transportation system.