BROOKLYN — Citi Bike is staffing up this spring with a call for seasonal drivers and call center agents.
The bike-sharing company will team up with Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation for a local job fair on March 2 to meet potential candidates.
“Restoration is working with Citi Bike to ensure that its membership reflects New York City's population, and now we are extending our partnership to ensure it has a diverse workforce,” Tracey Capers, executive vice president of Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, said in a statement.
“Through this event, we want to connect Citi Bike with residents seeking employment opportunities it might not be able to access otherwise.”
The Bed-Stuy organization has collaborated with the company to bring safety trainings, helmet fittings and enrollment events to the community, along with free neighborhood group rides.
Restoration has also worked to ensure ridership is representative of the neighborhood makeup, with outreach to communities of color and low-income individuals to encourage usage of the system, Capers previously told DNAinfo New York.
Citi Bike recently expanded in the neighborhood with 26 new stations. The company hires more than 100 seasonal workers per year to tune up bikes and provide customer service for riders, among other duties.
Employees will be able to join the Transportation Workers Union Local 100 and have access to special Citi Bike memberships.
This week’s hiring event will screen candidates for commercial driver’s license and non-CDL driver positions, as well as call center agents.
Applicants are asked to bring three copies of their resumes, their social security card and valid photo ID.
The job fair will be held at Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Corporation, 1368 Fulton St. on Wednesday, March 2 from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. For more information on jobs, visit the Citi Bike website here.