03/13/09 — County schools planning teacher job fair April 4

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County schools planning teacher job fair April 4

By Staff Reports
Published in News on March 13, 2009 1:46 PM

Wayne County Public Schools will hold its annual teacher job fair on Saturday, April 4, from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. in the gymnasium at Goldsboro High School.

Prospective teachers can visit and learn about the programs and job opportunities at all 33 schools. Officials will also be available to answer questions about licensure, salary, benefits and scheduling as well as questions about the lateral entry program.

Principals from across the district will also be at the job fair to provide a list of openings at their individual schools. On-site interviews will be conducted for prospective teachers.

The district currently offers a $2,000 sign-on bonus for certified teachers and a 6.5 percent annual supplement. Local businesses also provide various discounts and incentives to new and currently employed teachers.

Other area agencies will also be represented. Wayne County Chamber of Commerce will provide snacks and refreshments for attendees. Goldsboro/Wayne County Tra-vel and Tourism, along with members of the Chamber of Commerce Teacher and Recruitment/Retention Com-mittee, will also have representatives on hand to help prospective teachers learn why Wayne County is a great place to teach and live.

"Wayne County Public Schools is a great school district that offers something for both newly certified and veteran teachers," said Marvin McCoy, assistant superintendent for human resource services. "Our annual job fair is a great way to show attendees the high caliber of staff they will work with as well as get a glimpse of the Wayne County area. More importantly, qualified teachers with an interest or desire to work for our district may find a classroom opening that they can fill."