Career fair generates a lot of interest

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Person County Schools held their first non-certified career fair last month.

The career fair was at the Person High School library from 4 - 7 p.m.

“We were pleasantly surprised with the turnout,” said Chief Human Resources Officer Lori Stacey. “Our team had no idea what to expect since this was the first career fair that we have held for non-certified school employees.”

However, Stacey says the turnout was better than expected. Everyone who arrived to Person High was not only well dressed, but showed a positive attitude.

“We will definitely be doing this in the future if the number of positions are available as we have now,” said Stacey.

According to Stacey, more than 50 applicants made their rounds through the stations set up throughout the career fair. Stacey estimates there are about 10 positions vacant across the non-certified spectrum in Person County Schools. “That may not sound like a lot, but for a district our size, it’s quite a lot,” Stacey said.

Booths included transportation services, maintenance department, custodial department, school nutrition department, daycare and clerical.

Each booth had information regarding job opportunities that were available or would become available in the upcoming school year.

“The salaries, job descriptions, the duties and what we are looking for within the candidates when they apply,” was among some of the information job-seekers gained access to, said Stacey.

Applications were collected on-site for positions such as bus drivers, school nutrition, custodial and maintenance. Stacey says PCS is now taking a look at all of the applications that were turned in and are moving forward with the hiring process.

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