September 7, 2022
New Partnership Supports Transdev’s Workforce Development Efforts
Similar to many organizations across the U.S., Transdev has been affected by the recent labor shortage. However, since our team is committed to empowering people with the freedom to move everyday with safe and reliable mobility solutions – succumbing to the labor challenges is not an option. Hence, we moved our workforce development efforts into an even higher gear.
We have developed partnerships with various organizations to help expand our search for employees – specifically drivers and mechanics. Our new partners are helping us reach out to various international markets in search of potential employees who could match our needs. These people are often looking for opportunities to work in other countries for various reasons – from refugee status to simply wanting an opportunity to work in the United States or to better support their families. These partner agencies conduct recruiting fairs on our behalf and then organize virtual interviews for our hiring managers. Once we have identified viable candidates, our partners facilitate the logistics required for our new employees’ arrival to the U.S., including travel, visa and housing.
Our teams in Fairfax County, Virginia and Phoenix, Arizona are currently looking to place 10 employees in each location using these partnership programs.
We took inspiration and replicated the best practice from our colleagues in Canada, who have been experiencing the same labor challenges. “My Canadian colleagues launched their program two years ago and have had great success,” commented Derrick Breun, Transdev RVP for the Mountain region. “The advantages of being part of a great multi-national company like Transdev is that we can learn about various programs and best practices from around the world and then try to replicate them in our markets when possible. This is just one example.”
The goal is to have our new employees on-site in our Phoenix and Fairfax locations by January 2023.