Dublin Bus is to hire 500 new staff in its biggest ever recruitment drive.
The company says this will be made up of 450 more drivers and 50 mechanics.
It will host a 'Recruitment Day' on Saturday, April 2nd at its Broadstone Depot.
The push is to enable the projected growth and development of the organisation, Dublin Bus says.
It adds that newly recruited drivers and mechanics will be paid while in training.
"Customers will see significant improvements in speed, frequency and ease of use as a result of the €2bn BusConnects investment which is vital to encouraging modal shift - greatly increasing the use of public transport rather than private cars in order to lower emissions and reduce traffic congestion", it says.
In 2021, Dublin Bus topped the list of Irish companies in the Ireland’s 150 Best Employers Guide.
It currently employs almost 3,700 people including over 2,700 bus drivers and 500 engineering employees.
By 2027 it expects to introduce an additional 330 buses to respond to the anticipated rise in demand, and to support the delivery of Bus Connects.
The company says it carried 142 million customers annually pre-COVID.