MINNEAPOLIS — Even though school is out for summer, the bus driver shortage is still top of mind for schools across Minnesota.

To try and fill open positions, Minneapolis Public Schools is trying something new.

The district needs to hire at least 50 drivers for the upcoming school year, so tonight they're holding a job fair.

To get more applicants, the district is also offering new incentives. Through their Driver in Training program, new drivers will be paid $15 during their training.

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Once you finish training, drivers are guaranteed a job with a Class B license and pay increase.

The job fair is from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Davis Center. A second fair will be held on July 11, also from 5 to 7 at the same place.


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