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Old 02-27-2010, 05:12 PM
 
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I heard today that Fulton's budget deficit is now going to be closer to 100 million (as is DeKalbs).


Good luck to all of you seeking employment.
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Old 03-29-2010, 07:52 AM
 
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Hey there OP. The teaching market in Georgia is currently in the gutter, even for the "critical shortage fields" with the possible exception of high school special ed. For example, as of yesterday, there were only about 6 open math teacher positions at the middle grades level for the entire state. Granted, the school year is not over yet, but generally the list is several pages long at almost all times. Gwinnett County will be your best bet since they're only one of a handful of school districts in the state which are aggressively expanding. I think they have a couple of new schools opening next year.

Anyway, my point is that the market is flooded here and there are a lot of teachers who graduated college without jobs. There are also a lot of qualified career switchers taking the math, science, and special ed GACE, further flooding the market. It may take longer to find something.
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Old 03-29-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Gwinnett is only hiring math, science and special ed.
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Old 03-31-2010, 03:36 PM
 
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And I bet the career fair they're holding in April will be packed to the rafters.
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Old 03-31-2010, 04:15 PM
 
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Try the private schools. I know Kings Ridge is hiring middle school teachers to expand for their growing classes.
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Old 07-12-2010, 05:45 AM
 
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I wanted to bring this back up to the top, because in the last two weeks DeKalb County has posted a bunch of teaching jobs. Many are special ed, but there are actually some elementary jobs posted as well. I don't know how many of the elementary jobs are really open -- they may just be switching people around, but I strongly believe that the special ed and the high school and middle school math and science positions are available for real.

Cobb appears to have posted some positions as well, though again I am not sure if they are really open or just place holders for employees being transferred.
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Fairburn, GA. (South Fulton County)
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I wanted to bring this back up to the top, because in the last two weeks DeKalb County has posted a bunch of teaching jobs. Many are special ed, but there are actually some elementary jobs posted as well. I don't know how many of the elementary jobs are really open -- they may just be switching people around, but I strongly believe that the special ed and the high school and middle school math and science positions are available for real.

Cobb appears to have posted some positions as well, though again I am not sure if they are really open or just place holders for employees being transferred.
Wow, they KILL me with that! I saw the same thing! It's like, how do you let people go, then post those positions for them to have to start the hiring process all over again!
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:20 PM
 
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You guys aren't going to like this:
DeKalb teaching jobs outsourced to imported teachers *| ajc.com
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:31 PM
 
Location: Mableton, GA USA (NW Atlanta suburb, 4 miles OTP)
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Wow, they KILL me with that! I saw the same thing! It's like, how do you let people go, then post those positions for them to have to start the hiring process all over again!
I've seen large companies do that in the past. I agree that it seems a little strange. Maybe the new people are coming in at a lower salary or pay grade?
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Old 07-13-2010, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Fairburn, GA. (South Fulton County)
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I've seen large companies do that in the past. I agree that it seems a little strange. Maybe the new people are coming in at a lower salary or pay grade?
Nope, the people coming in, depending on years of experience, degrees and whatnot, get paid on the same yearly pay scale as existing employees. You'd think that just for cost-saving measures. It is the most bizarre thing.

And then I read the article posted in the previous post about DeKalb County hiring International teachers to fill positions. All I can say is WOW.
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