BEND, OR -- Bend La-Pine School District is hosting two job fairs to attract prospective employees for positions ranging from bus driver to nutrition services to graphic designer. Human Resources Director Debbie Watkins says the first fair will be this Saturday from 11 am to 2:30 pm at Bend Senior High and will focus on support staff positions. "We just hope we have a really great turn out. It's a great opportunity to talk to some of our principals, talk with the department leads in a very low stress environment, learn about each other and figure out where the fit might be best."
Watkins says there's current staff on hand to speak with applicants and direct them to the jobs that would suit them best. "We're always looking for great people to join our team, and the key is to find the spot where somebody is happy."
The second event will be the Certified Teacher job fair, looking for educators who will be interacting with students in the classroom, and it will be at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on April 5th. Watkins says both events will be a completely interactive experiences for the applicants. "We're going to have people giving tours of our production kitchen, be able to drive a school bus, sit on one of our riding lawn mowers to get a feel for what that would be like, and then, when somebody has an idea of what they want to apply for, we'll actually have computers there that day where we can sit with a person and do the application process."
The first fair will be held at Bend Senior High this Saturday from 11 am to 2:30 pm and the second event, the Certified Teacher job fair, will be at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds on April 5th from 1 to 6 pm..