By WECT Staff | July 22, 2020 at 2:04 PM EDT – Updated July 22 at 2:16 PM
WILMINGTON, N.C. (WECT) – New Hanover County Schools on Wednesday announced the launch of a new incentive program to help boost the hiring of bus drivers in the district.
Under the Bus Driver Referral and Direct Bonus Program, candidates hired as a permanent school bus driver are eligible for a one-time-only direct bonus of $1,000 if they drive 20 hours or more a week and remain in good standing with the district for 120 school days. Substitute drivers are excluded.
A district employee can earn a $1,000 referral bonus if the candidate they referred is hired as a permanent yellow school bus driver, excluding substitute drivers, and remains employed as a driver for 90 school days.
In order for the employee to be eligible for the referral bonus, the employee must be in good standing with the district and cannot have direct access to bus application information.
For more information, contact the Human Resources Division at (910) 254-4272 or the Transportation Division at (910) 254-4080.
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