A new perk for Yates County workers.
The county legislature passed a measure at its last meeting under which the county will pay the cost for its workers to take classes to get their Class B commercial driver’s licenses. Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn says it’s a way to find and keep workers in a job market that’s difficult for employers.
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In turn for receiving the benefit, workers have to commit to staying employed by the county for at least three years. Under the program, employees who already have a Class B license can receive free training to upgrade to a Class A license. There has been a nationwide shortage of commercially licensed drivers since the COVID-19 pandemic began.
Listen to my full Inside the FLX conversation with Yates County Administrator Nonie Flynn below.