Job seekers participating in today’s Amazon Jobs Day in Whitestown can get to the hiring fair on public transportation.
While a lack of transportation has historically prevented many metro-area job seekers from applying for jobs in Indianapolis suburbs, a “workforce connector” now links IndyGo lines to worksites offering thousands of positions – including the ones being offered today in Whitestown.
Using the Whitestown Connector is easy:
- Take IndyGo’s Route 37 or 86 to Traders Point shopping center on West 86th Street.
- Get off the IndyGo bus when it stops near the Marsh grocery store and go to the Whitestown Connector sign.
- Get on the Whitestown Connector, pay your fare and ride to Whitestown.
The Connector makes multiple stops in the Allpoints at Anson industrial park and worksites along Indianapolis Road in Whitestown, putting not just Amazon but also other major employers within reach.
The Connector isn’t just for today’s hiring fair. It operates Monday through Friday, starting at 5:15 a.m. It takes a break from 9:43 a.m. until 2 p.m., when it resumes and continues until 7 p.m. The fare is $1 in exact change per one-way trip. Job agencies and employers should contact CIRTA for information about purchasing multiple passes.
Schedule and route details at www.workforceconnector.com.
CIRTA works to expand and improve mass transit in Central Indiana. Created by state statute in 2004, CIRTA focuses on enhancing existing mobility services, facilitating ridesharing and education. Its activities include overseeing the Commuter Connect regional rideshare program and operating the South Plainfield Connector, North Plainfield Connector and Whitestown Connector.
# # #
MEDIA CONTACT: Jen Thomas, JTPR, 317.441.2487, firstname.lastname@example.org