WEST JORDAN, Utah (ABC4) – A shortage of bus drivers caused major delays for students attending Copper Hills High School yesterday.
Reportedly, the high school had 18 bus drivers unavailable Jan. 3 for a variety of reasons. Because of a shortage of school bus drivers to fill in, there were delays in picking up students on a number of routes.
Employees at Copper Hills High asked parents to find other ways to get their students to school.
A number of factors could be causing the labor shortage that is happening throughout the nation, including a desire for higher wages, workplace satisfaction, a high demand for jobs that can be done from home, caregiving and childcare issues, health concerns about the pandemic, a higher rate of retirees, slowed immigration, etc.
As a consequence of this phenomenon, the Jordan School District could reportedly use at least 30 additional school bus drivers, and are hiring with a starting pay of more than $21/hour.
Anyone interested can apply here.