Updated: November 30, 2021 06:48 PM
Created: November 30, 2021 05:03 PM
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Right now, multiple Albuquerque city departments are still understaffed due to the pandemic.
They've tried to offer things like signing bonuses and other perks to attract new employees, but now, they're trying a new approach to hiring.
“Mayor Keller has been very interested in tackling the shortages the nation is facing regarding staffing so we are hopeful that this bus will attract great public servants for our city,” said Anthony Romero, CABQ Human Resources Director
It's a new approach the city is trying—instead of waiting for applicants, they are bringing the applications to you in the form of a hiring bus.
“People don't always have access or the ability to go downtown and apply some people are not afforded the technology to apply online so this is a way to engage community to come to you and make sure everyone knows the city is wanting to hire good people,” said Klarissa Peña, city councilor
From the transit department to APD, the city said they need staff all across the board.
“We have a variety of different positions so if someone comes out they can apply for whatever position is available in the city,” said Peña.
Today they set up shop in Tower Park but the wheels on this bus go round and round all through the town.
“We are hoping to take this bus throughout the city,” said Romero.
“I think it is an important tool in our toolbox of hiring and recruiting good people with the city of Albuquerque,” said Peña.
So if you see the hiring bus, stop inside, because the city is still offering hiring bonuses
“You will find a number of great positions that we are currently advertising to fill right now,” Peña said.
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