School districts, hospital offering career fairs in coming days

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Published: Sep. 27, 2021 at 9:54 AM EDT|Updated: Sep. 29, 2021 at 8:20 AM EDT
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AUGUSTA, Ga. (WRDW/WAGT) - If you’re looking for a job, here’s some information about a pair of recruiting events that are taking place this week in the CSRA.

This week

The Columbia County School System will hold a job fair Thursday to recruit bus drivers, nutrition assistants and custodians.

The event will be from 5-7 p.m. at Martinez Elementary School, 213 Flowing Wells Road.

Staff members will be on hand to provide an overview of the job description and answer any questions.

All qualified candidates will receive an on-site interview.

Minimum requirements to be a bus driver include:

  • Must be 21 years of age.
  • Must pass the school bus drivers annual physical exam to include, drug and alcohol screenings.
  • Must have a safe driving record.
  • Must have a positive attitude and a passion for providing a clean and safe mode of transportation for students.
  • A commercial driver’s license is required, but the district offers paid, in-house training for qualified candidates.

Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online and to submit their resume to or apply on-site at the job fair. Business attire is suggested. Find an application and a complete list of job descriptions online at

Next week

On behalf of East Central Regional Hospital, Augusta University is planning a nursing career fair on Oct. 7.

It will be from 2-4 p.m. at Goodwill Job Connection, 3179 Washington Road in Augusta.

Staff nurse and licensed practical nurse positions are open.

Interested people are encouraged to apply online at before attending.

Coming up

The Aiken County school district is hosting a school food service hiring event.

It will be from 1-4 p.m. Oct. 12 at Goodwill Job Connections, 1015 Pine Log Road, Suite C, in Aiken.

The district offers paid time off, health and dental insurance, retirement plans and a set schedule.

You can complete an application online at or complete one at the hiring event.

If you have questions, contact Patrick Ott at 8030641-2428, ext. 12300.

Walmart is on the hunt for employees as the holidays approach.

The retail giant said it’s planning to hire 150,000 new associates for stores across the United States.

Most will be for permanent, full-time positions.

Walmart has increased its pay to attract more employees during the labor shortage.

The average hourly wage is now $16.40. Some positions pay as much as $34 an hour.

Walmart previously announced it was looking to hire 20,000 warehouse employees.

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