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So You Think You Can Be A Taxi Driver?

By Chuck Sudo in News on Jan 29, 2013 8:45PM

A yellow cab (Photo by Elena Kovalevich via the Chicagoist Featured Photos pool on Flickr)

Cab companies across Chicago are hiring—up to 2,000 new taxi drivers are needed. If you think you have what it takes to ferry our drunk and inconsiderate asses across the city, then a Feb. 7 event at Olive-Harvey College on the Far South side is for you.

Feb. 7 is "Taxi Driver Recruitment Day" and the City College of Chicago school is hosting a seminar from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m. to show "how quickly (candidates) can complete the required training" to become a taxi driver.

Two informational workshops - held at 11:15 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. - will inform guests how to become a taxicab driver and enroll in Olive-Harvey’s comprehensive Public Passenger Chauffeur Training Program. The two-week Chauffeur Training program costs $275 to enroll and is designed to prepare individuals to become public chauffeurs in the City of Chicago. The training program covers Chicago geography and navigation, as well as customer business skills.

Olive-Harvey College is located at 10001 S. Woodlawn Avenue