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CDOT raises wages to recruit plow drivers

Posted at 4:53 PM, Nov 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-27 19:48:42-05

COLORADO — CDOT is offering more pay and other incentives to recruit plow drivers in parts of the state.

The agency says there is a shortage of people with commercial driver’s licenses across the country and that impacts the community during a winter storm when a full force of plows is needed.

Many of the jobs are temporary or seasonal, but that can mean employment for 9 months out of the year. For those positions CDOT is now offering an increased pay rate from $19 per hour to $22 per hour. Additionally retired CDOT workers can earn $25 per hour or the rate they received upon retirement to return to driving.

Hiring managers also have been given more flexibility to hire either a full-time temporary employee or an on-call temporary employee.

Drivers are especially needed in the metro Denver area, I-70 corridor, Northern Front Range, Northwest Colorado, Southwest Colorado, the Eastern plans and La Veta area.

Interested individuals should apply now at: