AAUD Now Hiring Garbage Truck Drivers After Wage Increase Announced

Thursday, September 27 2012 @ 06:10 PM UTC

Contributed by: Don Winner

Since it became known that the Authority of Urban and Household Cleanliness (AAUD) needed drivers, more than 300 people have come to the institution to apply for the positions, said Enrique Ho Fernandez, manager of the entity. Of these 15 have been hired and another 85 are in the process for appointment, to put the full fleet of garbage trucks into service, and to optimize the collection service in the capital city, he said. Among the requirements requested: be under 55 years of age, have a Type F driver's licence, with experience in heavy equipment, be responsible, and have no negative history in the Transit Authority. The salary is $700 per month, with salary adjustments that will be made from $50 to $225. (Mi Diario)

Editor's Comment: Good. The AAUD has recently purchased dozens of new garbage trucks, and they were having trouble getting drivers for them. They raised the salary, let it be known in the press, and now they've got warm bodies. Which, of course, that now some other company who was paying them less will have to increase what they are paying in order to do the work. It's a vicious cycle of dudes getting paid more money. That's what happens in a booming economy.

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