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First Published - 04/05/2021 - 5:27PM

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Last Updated - 04/05/2021 - 5:30PM

Metra to launch online recruitment effort as post-COVID recovery gains steam

(April 27, 2021) - 

Metra will be hiring more than 100 workers in a variety of occupations in the coming months to prepare for an expected increase in ridership and to fill some positions that were left vacant during the depths of the pandemic. The positions will be posted and open to online applicants starting May 3 and hiring will take place between this spring and fall.

“We want to make sure we are properly staffed to meet the needs of our riders as more and more of them begin returning to our trains,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Jim Derwinski. “Metra is always looking for talented people who thrive in a challenging and fast-paced industry. Our most important resource is a committed and diverse team that brings together a wealth of knowledge, skill and experience.”

Metra will be seeking to fill a variety of positions, but especially extra list clerks, assistant signalmen, assistant building and bridge mechanics, trackmen, substation electricians, electrician apprentices, carmen, coach cleaners and many others.

A video for each of those positions, featuring current job holders explaining the duties, is posted on Metra’s website here. Each job posting will have more detailed job descriptions, information about pay and benefits and details about deadlines for applying.

Anyone interested in applying for a job will be directed to Metra’s careers page. The website is the only way applications will be accepted; please do not call or submit applications to Metra employees or in any other way, and please do not submit multiple applications for the same job.

Metra is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. Its policy is to fill vacant positions with qualified candidates without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender identity, disability or any protected categories, assuming an individual can perform the essential functions of the job with or without accommodation.

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