IDOT Hiring 2,500 Workers for Snow, Ice Removal

IDOT Hiring 2,500 Workers for Snow, Ice Removal

The Illinois Department of Transportation is hiring 2,500 people to help with snow and ice removal and highway maintenance starting in October.

But anyone who is interested needs to apply soon. The application deadline is Monday.

Paul Wappel, public information officer with IDOT, said people are needed across the state in all nine transportation districts.

Wappel said IDOT plowed more than 45,000 lane miles last year and they need help this year keeping roads and bridges safe.

Workers are required to respond promptly whenever inclement weather hits. IDOT’s seasonal hiring program is known as the “snowbird” program. Applicants must have a commercial driver’s license.

The primary purpose of these positions is to help full-time staff with snow and ice removal on roads and bridges throughout the state, Wappel said.

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