Teacher Fair A Sign of Slow Economy

It’s no surprise the shaky economy is affecting everyone in some way, but education may be one of the hardest-hit areas.

NMU is just about to hose its annual Teacher Recruitment Fair.

But turnout among school districts is way down this year from what it’s usually seen.

NMU Career Services head John Frick says as school districts just about everywhere are forced to either cut jobs or not fill existing openings, their hiring has slowed to a trickle.

And fewer jobs means fewer districts looking for new people.

The Wakefield-Marenisco schools and 3 districts from Alaska are slated to be on hand.

And Frick thinks that could be a reminder to jobseekers to be flexible geographically.

Due to the relatively isolated location of the U.P., Frick suggests looking into I.T. or distance interviewing when searching for jobs.

Some employers are starting to do their interviewing over the Internet through videoconference software.

Frick says if you want to find out more about distance interviewing, you can call NMU Career Services at 227-2800.

The event runs tomorrow afternoon at the Whitman Hall Commons.

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