Truck drivers in demand during pandemic

One option for getting back on the road to employment could be behind the wheel of a semi-truck.

Posted: Dec 22, 2020 12:22 PM

EUGENE, Ore. – A lot of people are looking for jobs because of COVID-19.

One option for getting back on the road to employment could be behind the wheel of a semi-truck.

According to the Lane Workforce Partnership, truck drivers, heavy and tractor trailer operators and delivery drivers are one of the Top 15 largest occupations in Lane County.

Only two others pay more than the average salary of $50,000: registered nurses and general and operations managers.

Searching for truck driver openings online shows signing bonuses of $5,000 and thousands more for referring a driver.

Some employers offer training and the jobs are up and down Interstate 5.

Roto-Rooter sponsors our Skilled to Work initiative which addresses the lack of workers for skilled jobs.

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