Page 6 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2021 Start the New Year with a New Career at the MBTA B OSTON – The MBTA is aggressively hiring new employees to join its dynamic workforce. It takes many people to move over a million trips a day, and the 6,500-person MBTA is redoubling efforts to hire hundreds of open positions – from train and trolley operators, to administrative and technical positions, and especially bus drivers who are in high demand to transport Massachusetts residents to work, play, and everywhere in between. Prospective candidates looking for a rewarding career where they can have a positive impact on the entire region should visit mbta.com/careers for more information on open positions and to learn about the MBTA’s many benefi ts and incentives. “The MBTA plays an integral and essential role in keeping Massachusetts moving. The T is a diverse and exciting place to work, and we’re actively hiring and training new employees, especially bus drivers, right now to join our ranks and play a signifi cant part in revitalizing the region post pandemic,” said MBTA General Manager Steve Poftak. “The MBTA is being proactive in recruiting new individuals to join our team and fast-tracking the hiring process, and will continue to work closely with local and state career centers and our community partners to recruit new individuals to join our team. We off er a variety of growth opportunities to employees and encourage members of the public to visit our website to learn more about our many open positions and beginning their career at the T.” The MBTA has gone to over 20 online and in-person career fairs across the region this fall and is updating the way it hires to make it easier and faster to start a T career, including Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) permit “events” at Registry of Motor Vehicle locations (CDL permits are encouraged in applying for bus operator positions), a revamp of the interview process, streamlining the application process, and more. The T has also launched an aggressive recruitment campaign, more than doubling the size of its Human Resources recruiting department since Labor Day 2021 with more anticipated to join soon. A Human Resources team was also recently created that is dedicated to vehicle operator hiring, especially MBTA bus operators. The MBTA off ers competitive salaries, extensive healthcare benefits, free public transit, training programs, tuition assistance, employee assistance programs, and an emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion. MBTA employees also receive attractive retirement plans, paid vacation, holidays, and sick time, and fl exible spending accounts. Members of the public can view open positions online and visit the MBTA website for more information on insurance and other benefi ts. The MBTA envisions a thriving region enabled by a bestin-class transit system. The MBTA’s mission is to serve the public by providing safe, reliable, and accessible transportation, and holds core values built around safety, service, equity, and sustainability. Each employee that works for the MBTA performs their roles based on our vision, mission, and values. The MBTA is an Affi rmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. For full information on starting a career at the T, visit mbta. com/careers, or connect with the T on Twitter @MBTA, Facebook /TheMBTA, or Instagram @theMBTA. T Saugus residents named to Honor Roll at MVRCS Honor Roll he following Saugus residents, in grades 7-12, achieved Honors or High Honors at Mystic Valley Regional Charter School for the first quarter of the 2021-2022 academic year. To be eligible for the Honor Roll, a student must have no grade lower than a B- for the quarter. To be eligible for the High Honor Roll, a student must have no grade lower than an A- for the quarter. High Honor Roll Grade 12: Emma Regan Grade 10: Victoria De Assuncao and Rakshit Rangaprasad Grade 9: Hazel Mouhidin Grade 8: David Pousseu and Sara Waqqas Grade 11: Dukens Maurin Grade 10: Matthew Banwait Grade 9: Brooke Burke, Bailey DeLeire and Dalton Kinnon Grade 8: Jayden Amisial, Milana Banwait and Abigail Hogan Grade 7: Isabella Muniz, Olivia Neal and Dominick Pousseu THIS WEEK ON SAUGUS TV Sunday, November 28 from 9 to 11 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Sunday Night Stooges” (The Three Stooges). Monday, November 29 all day on Channel 8 – “Movie Monday” (classic movies). Tuesday, November 30 at 2 p.m. on Channel 8 – “Nan Through the Years.” Wednesday, December 1 at 7:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – “The Seasons 2021: Fall,” by Amariah Condon. Thursday, December 2 at 7 p.m. on Channel 9 – Planning Board Meeting ***live***. Friday, December 3 at 5:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – What’s Cookin’? With Amanda Barresi. Saturday, December 4 at 8:30 p.m. on Channel 8 – From the Vault – Ironworks Demo from 1999. Saugus TV can be seen on Comcast Channels 8, 9 & 22. For complete schedules, please visit www.saugustv.org. ***programming may be subject to change without notice***

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