Saturday March 5, 2011
9TH ANNUAL METRO NY CHARTER SCHOOL CAREER FAIR
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
(a division of
held the Metro NY Charter School Career Fair at
Teachers College, Columbia University
in New York City on Saturday March 5, 2011. The event brought together over 500
pre-screened candidates looking for instructional and pupil services positions
at charter schools in the New York area. Employer tables were completely sold
out for 5th year in a row.
Despite a very weak job market for professional educators, charter schools
across the country are expanding and hiring for a wide range of instructional
and non-instructional positions. The explosive growth and increased media
coverage of the charter market, coupled with budget cuts and hiring freezes at
many traditional public school systems, meant candidate demand for admission to
the career fair was extremely high.
According to K12connect CEO and founder Kent Strong, based on the very high
turnout for last year’s event, the decision was made to require candidates to
apply for admission and go through a screening process. Mr. Strong said that for
the first time “We declined to admit over 300 candidates this year, because
demand was so high.” Many employer representatives were pleased with the reduced
number of candidates, because it made the event more manageable and productive.
The Platinum Employer Sponsor of the 9th Annual Metro NY Charter School Career
Success Charter Network
, one of the top-performing charter school management organizations in United
States. “We are honored and humbled that such a highly acclaimed and successful
charter management organization chose to be our lead sponsor this year.” He
added, “Success Charter Network’s schools are at the very top of the list in
terms of academic performance, not just in New York City, but across the entire
state of New York."
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