Charter School Jobs™ Holds Final Career Fair of the 2017-18 School Year

Date: Saturday, June 9, 2018

Today we held our final career fair of the 2017-18 school-year, the NYC Charter School Jobs™ Fair at Harlem Children’s Zone in New York City. Over 200 candidates had the opportunity to meet recruitment representatives from 50 public charter school organizations (collectively representing over 150 individual schools). Demand from employer schools for certified classroom teachers was once again very strong. Due to continuing shortages in certain subjects such as Math and Science, Special Education and high school teachers in nearly all subjects, many schools still have job openings that continue to remain vacant for months.

When we first started doing career fairs in June at the end of the school-year back in 2014, many schools had completed their recruiting for the year. Now it’s totally different. We have sold out of employer tables for the past 3 years. The job market has improved dramatically for professional classroom teachers and as such many schools are forced to use long-term substitutes in core academic classes. “The teachers shortage is dire in certain subjects and there simply are not enough certified teachers to go around.” says K12connect CEO Kent Strong. (Charter School Jobs™ is a division of K12connect, Inc., New York, NY.)

We are thankful to Harlem Children’s Zone for graciously hosting the event and look forward to doing it again in June 2019.