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First Student Hosts Two-Day Hiring Event to Fill Open Positions in Kansas City Area
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First Student Hosts Two-Day Hiring Event to Fill Open Positions in Kansas City Area

September 2, 2011

CINCINNATI — First Student, Inc., the nation’s leader in student transportation, will hold hiring events at each of its Kansas City-area locations September 21 and 22 to find safety-conscious, qualified part-time school bus drivers. Specific locations will also hire monitors and mechanics First Student seeks applicants who are committed to providing safe transportation and excellent customer service, and have genuine, caring attitudes for children. The company will provide all necessary training.

Prospective drivers should apply in person from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the following locations:

First Student Sedalia(drivers) 3507 South Park, Sedalia, MO  65301 (660) 826-5800

First Student Kansas City(drivers) 8611 East 21st St., Kansas City, MO 64126 (816) 254-5262

First Student St. Joseph (drivers, monitors, mechanics) 4713 St. Joseph Ave., St. Joseph, MO  64505 (816) 364-1175

First Student Parkville(drivers, mechanics) 6207 NW Bell Rd., Parkville, MO 64152 (816) 741-4023

First Student Grandview(drivers) 301 Duck Road Suite G, Grandview, MO  64030 (816) 765-3100

First Student Shawnee Mission(drivers, mechanics) 5519 Merriam Drive, Merriam, KS  66203 (913) 432-1900

First Student Lawrence(drivers, part-time mechanics) 1548 East 23rd Street#B, Lawrence, KS  66046 (785) 841-3594

First Student Olathe(drivers, monitors, mechanics) 18950 W. 157th Terrace, Olathe, KS 66062 (913) 782-1050

First Student DeSoto(drivers) 8020 Monticello Terrace, Shawnee, KS  66227 (913) 422-8501

First Student Gardner(drivers) 19450 S. Gardner Rd., Gardner, KS 66030 (913) 856-5650

First Student Overland Park (drivers, monitors, mechanics) 10551 Barkley Street, Suite 620, Overland Park, KS  66212

In addition, First Student will participate in a city-wide career fair held September 20 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the Holiday Inn/Coco Key Water Resort, 9103 E. 39th Street, Kansas City.

Prospective candidates must be at least 21 years old and able to pass all background checks and drug screens. Driver applicants must have at least three years of driving experience and possess a valid driver’s license. They must be able to safely transport students in a timely manner and complete all pre- and post-trip shift activities. Applicants should possess a sincere desire to work with the public, follow all traffic and corporate regulations, and meet additional company requirements. 

First Student offers competitive wages and a flexible schedule. For further details on the hiring events or for applicants unable to attend the job fairs but who would like to be considered for a position, contact a local First Student office or call (877) 285-2646. Additional information on working with First Student can be found by visiting