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Durham to hire 265 bus drivers, dispatchers, monitors

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Durham School Services, a leading provider of student transportation in North America, was recently awarded a four-year student transportation contract with the Shelby County Schools in Memphis.  

The company will begin providing transportation on July 1.

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Durham has served Shelby County Schools in a smaller capacity since 2010, but will now take over and operate the district's entire fleet and all of its routes.

"Durham School Services is looking forward to serving the Shelby County Schools," said Tom McBride, senior vice president of operations, Southeast Area. "We are committed to delivering the highest level of safety and customer service to the schools, students and families. Our focus is on getting students to school safely, on time and ready to learn, and back home to their families every day."

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Durham's agreement with the school district calls for 580 buses to serve 527 routes. All the buses serving Shelby County Schools will be equipped with a GPS tracking system and video cameras, which will ensure safety and on-time arrival for all students.

In addition, 265 jobs will be created with Durham holding job fairs seeking bus drivers, dispatchers and monitors.

Job fairs will be held May 27 at Collierville Public Library from 5-7 p.m.; May 28 at the DeSoto WIN Job Center from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.; and May 30 at the West Memphis Job Fair from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Applicants may also apply online at www.durhamschoolservices.com or visit Durham's facility at 1681 Getwell Road.

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