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mmatam412
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April 20, 2015 12:37 am  

We are visiting STX in November for a week to check the island out. We are ready to escape the frigid Midwest winters. From our searches of the islands, STX seems to be most like our type of living! Our main concern, of course is employment.
What type of jobs are available in transportation? I drove school bus for sixteen years and now drive for a major city transit company. Would enjoy staying in this field if possible. Airport shuttles, buses or any other type of driving positions have frequent openings? I am in the public retirement system, so it would be great to be able to stay in this system if I can.
My friend has been in banking for ten years, but is open to any types of customer relations positions.
We have heard that there are two or three other casinos opening in STX in the next few years?
We would like to work at the same place so our time off may be similar to enjoy the island together during our down time.
Any feedback is appreciated.
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CruzanIron
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April 20, 2015 7:33 am  

There will be no casino's opening in STX anytime soon.


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speee1dy
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April 20, 2015 9:30 am  

there is always talk of casinos opening. our economy can not support more right now.i believe one was given permission to start building-too many rumors here to rely on. like cruzan said-dont count on it.

there are public buses and there are school buses. not sure how you would go about trying to find out info on actually getting a job there.

obviously we have banks. you would most likely have to turn in your resume.


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ms411
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April 20, 2015 9:46 am  

I did hear that the public bus system needs drivers, but we do not have private shuttle services like in the States. Taxi drivers offer most of those types of services and you can not get a taxi medallion unless you are a veteran who entered the military from the Virgin Islands.

You will lose your public employed status you have earned in the States if you move here even if you do take a public bus driving job. The only public jobs with transferable benefits are federal jobs.

VITRAN is the name of the public bus system. They have a website.


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FLLisa
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April 24, 2015 11:32 am  

Here's a school bus driver opening listed on career.vi:

http://www.career.vi/employee/1009_USVI_Department_of_Education_3646.html


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East Ender
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April 24, 2015 11:47 am  

When you say "public retirement system", do you mean Social Security?


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mmatam412
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May 19, 2015 1:16 am  

Thanks for the jobs info!
I have been the state teachers retirement system and public employee system. We don't pay into social security, we pay into the retirement systems.


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East Ender
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May 20, 2015 8:24 pm  

If you are American and worked for a school system, I'm pretty sure you paid into Social Security. You may have an additional retirement through your state or union or whatever. I am not sure what a "public retirement system" is...


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Ca. Dreamers
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May 21, 2015 11:32 am  

Not true.

In California and several other states Certificated employees (Teachers) opted out of paying into Social Security and pay in California State Teachers Retirement System.

On the other hand most all Classified Employees (Custodians, Bus Drivers, grounds Keepers and non- teaching employees) pay Social Security and to Cal PERS. The best of both worlds IMHO.

CD

If you are American and worked for a school system, I'm pretty sure you paid into Social Security. You may have an additional retirement through your state or union or whatever. I am not sure what a "public retirement system" is...


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East Ender
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May 21, 2015 8:25 pm  

Well, that makes some sense. You learn something new every day.


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