Greenville, Mississippi (CNN) “We don and we don’t need it,” said Scott Smith, a Greenville-based truck driver who’s been with the trucking company since 1999.
“I have my own job, and I have my kids and I am very happy where I am, and there are other guys that want this same position.
I don’t even know if I can get it.”
He said the company has about 1,000 full-time drivers who make less than $20,000 a year.
Smith said he’s been in the field for seven years.
“This job is going to take some of our time,” he said.
You have to be good at it, but you have to do it, and you have a lot to learn.” “
It’s a job that takes a lot of hard work.
You have to be good at it, but you have to do it, and you have a lot to learn.”
The company said it’s hiring more drivers and has expanded its recruiting efforts.
Its latest recruit, the son of former president Jimmy Carter, will start at $14 an hour, or about $28,000 annually.
Smith was in Greenville to pick up a $1,000 check for his father’s funeral, when he said he got a call from a recruiter in Louisiana.
“They said they’re going to pay me $20 a day, and that I have to stay up all night to do the job,” Smith said.
He’s still waiting to hear back.
“A lot of these guys who want to do this job need to get the training.
I’m not asking them to go out and get training, but they need to be trained.”
The recruitment firm said it expects to pay all the drivers $18 an hour over the next two years.
The company added that it is recruiting drivers for positions at all its sites in the Midwest and the Southeast.
The firm said the drivers will be able to get paid overtime, and the company is considering bringing some employees home to help them.
“Our drivers are coming back with us and we will be making some changes to our system,” Greenville Mayor John C. White Jr. said in a statement.
“For those who are looking for a job, we’re going back to the drawing board, and fixing our business practices to better serve our citizens.
We’re going with a leaner, more agile, and better-run business model.”
White said he will not be making any decisions about the company’s future.
He added that Greenville will continue to recruit drivers for its trucking and catering operations.
He said Greenville would continue to focus on making sure the company does its job well and that its drivers are able to do that.
“The drivers have worked so hard and deserve the best opportunity in the world, and now they’re getting the best of it,” White said.