Valley Transit reinstates hiring bonus of up to $5,000 for the next five qualified new hires

Valley Transit, the public transportation service in the Fox Cities, is bringing back the hiring bonus incentive program it first implemented last year, offering signing bonuses for five successful applicants with a valid commercial driver’s license (CDL), according to a press release issued Tuesday. A $5,000 sign-on bonus will be provided to full-time new hires and $2,500 will be offered for part-time positions.

In 2022, Valley Transit also offered a sign-on bonus to recruit bus drivers and the program was a success.

“We’ve seen an increase in applications because of the bonus and several positions have been filled. While we are pleased with the progress we’ve made, we are still actively seeking five more candidates with a valid CDL to join our team and continue the positive momentum,”  Valley Transit general manager Ron McDonald said in a statement.

The reinstated hiring bonus now includes part-time maintenance utility workers in addition to full-time and part-time bus drivers because these positions require a valid Class A or Class B CDL with a passenger endorsement and no air brake restriction.

Working for Valley Transit provides employees with a comprehensive benefits package that includes enrollment in the Wisconsin Retirement System.

Those interested in bus driver or maintenance utility roles are not required to have their CDL to apply but will need to be able to acquire and maintain one along with a federal medical card as a condition of employment.

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