We participated in the Destiny Job Fair Friday and heard stories from job seekers about their difficulties gaining and keeping employment due to transportation barriers. One woman related how she had to spend $50 for a cab to transport her for a 5 hour shift on the weekend when the bus does not run. She said she made nothing that day because of transportation.
Another man said he had a great job but lost it because his car broke and he had no other way to get to work, so he lost his job. He was encouraged that there is a Shuttle service to help him.
Most of the Companies I spoke with admitted they had employees with transportation problems. They were excited there is a program to help current and potential employees to gain reliable transportation.
Spread the word . Syracuse residents can have reliable, affordable transportation to jobs.