A few hundred prospective teachers will interview for jobs this weekend in Beaufort County.
Both the Beaufort County School District and Riverview Charter School are hosting job fairs, which put applicants through two interviews conducted by teams of teachers and administrators.
About 200 applicants will be interviewed Saturday at Bluffton High School for jobs with the district.
Becky Randazzo, district recruitment and retention coordinator, said about one-third of the teachers the district eventually hires for next year likely will have their first interviews at the job fair.
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Randazzo called the day "energizing" because it brings so many people together from across the district with one goal.
A list of the applicants the district may hire is distributed to principals, who then make hiring decisions based on their school's need.
Randazzo said applicants come from across the Southeast. Advertisements were run in newspapers in the region and on some national education websites.
The Riverview event is smaller but filled with the same enthusiasm, school operations manager Mandy Klepper said.
About 30 applicants are expected to be interviewed at the school's two-day job fair. The school will likely hire at least three teachers -- two for its eighth-grade classes and one for a third-grade class that will be added next school year, Klepper said.
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