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Company: First Student
Location: Hodgkins, IL
Career Level: Hourly
Industries: Transportation, Logistics, Trucking


Now Hiring Part-Time School Bus Drivers in Hodgkins, IL-- $19.00-$21.00/HR Starting Wage, Paid CDL Training & $1,000-$3,000 Sign-On Bonus/Retention Bonus!

Routes available now!

You're Invited! First Student Hodgkins is Hosting a Community Blood Drive Event with Vitalant! Want to help Community Members in need? Join us Saturday, May 8th from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm at 8600 W 67th St. Hodgkins, IL 60525. Vitalant will be providing attendees with Covid-19 antibody results, results expected 2-3 weeks after the blood donation. Attendees will need to call Vitalant directly to get the results, 1-877-258-4825. Visit for more details today! Their will also be an opportunity to meet the team and learn more about your future career! There will be an opportunity to fill out an online application, for an on-the-spot interview and snacks and refreshments will be provided free of charge for attendees that donate! Social Distancing, PPE and all other state guidelines will be adhered to during this event.

Join First Student Hodgkins for Walk-In Interviews! Join us every Wednesday from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm at 8600 W 67th St. Hodgkins, IL 60525. Meet the team and learn more about your future career! There will be an opportunity to fill out an online application and for an on-the-spot interview! Social Distancing, PPE and all other state guidelines will be adhered to during these events.

No Experience Necessary! We train!

Call or visit today! 

8600 W 67th St. Hodgkins, IL 60525

Questions? 708-352-9050

At First Student, our Bus Drivers are an integral part of the communities they serve. They are committed to safety, customer service and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. We are your friends, family, and neighbors!


We are proud to offer: 

  • $19.00-$21.00/HR Starting Wage, Depending on Experience**
  • Paid CDL Training - $14.50/HR
  • $1,000 Sign-On Bonus/Retention Bonus (For inexperienced drivers not fully licensed and permitted)*
  • $3,000 Sign-On Bonus/Retention Bonus (Experienced, fully permitted and licensed drivers)*
  • $500 Employee Referral Bonus**
  • Van Driver Opportunities Available - $500 Sign-On Bonus**
  • 2% Annual Retention Bonus, after 2 full years of employment**
  • Life Insurance! (See location for details!!)
  • 20 Hours guaranteed per week (AM/PM routes) when school is in session.
  • PM only routes are also available with 2 hour daily guarantees. 
  • Charter work available for additional hours.
  • Summer School and Trip work available – Work year round with School Holiday breaks**
  • 6 Paid Holidays
  • 401K Match up to $500 Available**

As a First Student Bus Driver, your major responsibilities will be to:

  • Safely transports passengers
  • Perform pre/post trip vehicle inspections
  • Assists students in the loading and unloading process

Requirements of a School Bus Driver:

  • Good verbal communication skills
  • At least 21 years old
  • Valid driver's license for at least 3 years
  • Be subject to a drug screen & physical


Through our commitment to putting customers first, dedication to safety, and ambition to deliver the best means we've created a working environment that you'll love. And, because we're a huge company with 120,000 staff and over 2.5 billion customers worldwide, you'll also enjoy real security, a brilliant future, and fantastic training.

Apply today to become a part of our team!

*Bonus Offer Expires 5/31/2021.

**Conditions Apply, See Location for Details. 

FirstGroup is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. FirstGroup is also committed to providing a drug-free workplace. For candidates applying to positions in San Francisco or Los Angeles California, FirstGroup will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with the requirements of the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance or Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinance.

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