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DCSS to host first annual career expo

DCSS had a teacher retention rate of 76% during the 2014-2015 academic school year. (Source: WALB) DCSS had a teacher retention rate of 76% during the 2014-2015 academic school year. (Source: WALB)
DCSS is looking to hire teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, and more. (Source: WALB) DCSS is looking to hire teachers, bus drivers, secretaries, and more. (Source: WALB)
DCSS is one of the largest employers in Dougherty County. (Source: WALB) DCSS is one of the largest employers in Dougherty County. (Source: WALB)
Shelia Chatmon, HR Interim Director for DCSS Shelia Chatmon, HR Interim Director for DCSS
DOUGHERTY CO., GA (WALB) -

The Dougherty County School System will host its first annual career fair on Saturday, April 9, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. at the Hilton Garden Inn.

The school system needs to fill around sixty positions.

However, don’t think that the school system only hires teachers and administrators.

Shelia Chatmon is the interim director for the school system’s human resource department.

She says that they’re hoping to fill a variety of positions including teachers, campus police officers, bus drivers, and more.

Chatmon hopes to find potential employees that want to belong to the school system for a period of time, including the teachers.

According to Chatmon, Dougherty County Schools had a teacher retention rate of 76% during the 2014-2015 school year.

She says new teachers typically stay at the same school system for three to five years.

The school system hopes to maintain much of its teaching staff with incentives like school loan forgiveness and stay bonuses for those who qualify for them.

Chatmon says a number of applicants have already registered for the expo online, many coming from the surrounding area and a few from out of state.

Registration is encouraged, but not required.

To learn more about the career fair, click here.

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