(09/06/13) - Mid-Michigan schools are hanging out the 'help wanted' sign.
Applications are being taken at a job fair, Friday, for early childhood education programs.
About 100 positions are up for grabs, ranging from Head Start teachers to support staff.
Robin Anderson has a passion for the classroom. That's what led her to the job fair that could get her employed once again.
She spent four years teaching first grade in Flint.
"I just love the children and I feel so at home when I'm in a classroom and working with them," she said. "I'm very hopeful, I can't wait to get back into my own classroom."
Anderson could be one of 100 new early education employees in Genesee County. Genesee Education Consultants Services hopes to fill that many openings in Great Start Readiness and Head Start programs.
"We'd prefer them to have some experience with younger children and if not, an internship as an undergrad, especially for lead teachers," said Jeff Morgan, of Genesee Education Consultants Services.
Bridgett Beasley wants to snag a support staff position. After looking for years, she hopes this is her shot.
"Especially now that they're closing more schools, they need more staff in the schools," she said.
On sight interviews are happening until 7 p.m. at GISD headquarters on Maple Road in Mundy Township.
They are taking appointments and walk-ins. Applicants should bring a resume, references and teaching certificate if available.
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