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Hiring event set for Waste Pro drivers

Waste Pro’s Southaven division is hosting a hiring event for CDL drivers and diesel mechanics, the company has announced. 

On Saturday, Aug. 14, from 8 a.m.-12 noon, Waste Pro will hold the hiring event, offering possible retention and referral bonuses of up to $2,500, at its Southaven location, 2187 Stateline Road West.  

Applicants are asked to bring their driver’s license, DOT medical card, motor vehicle registration, and resume. On-site interviews and road tests will be conducted. 

To be hired, driver applicants must have a CDL (Commercial Driver’s License). Waste Pro is licensed by the Florida Department of Transportation to issue CDLs and will offer its Co-Heart Program to employees who wish to travel to Florida to earn a CDL license. That program typically takes approximately 90 days to complete.

Drivers and helpers who are hired and go three years without at-fault accidents, injuries or property damage are eligible to earn a $10,000 Safety Award (Drivers) or $5,000 Safety Award (Helpers).

For additional information, contact  Applicants are asked to confirm attendance via email, but this is not required. Food and refreshments will be available. Masks will be required during the hiring event.

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