Chatham Seeks Spanish-Speaking Drivers

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) -- A Chatham transit authority is seeking Spanish speaking drivers for its routes.

CEO Chadwick Reese of Chatham Area Transit said the agency's employees should reflect the larger community.

A job fair aiming attract Hispanic and Latino candidates is scheduled for Sunday.

The Savannah Morning News also reports that the transit agency has plans to train its drivers in conversational Spanish and use more bilingual signs and onboard announcements.

Census figures show the Latino population in Chatham County has increased by 166 percent to 14,370 residents since 2000.

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