COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 41

February 18, 2005

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Virginias Electronic Job Bank and Hiring Hall

 

The Virginia Department of Education is pleased to announce the unveiling of Virginias Electronic Job Bank and Hiring Hall, a statewide recruitment initiative, which will take place 1 p.m. on Friday, March 4, 2005, at the Greater Richmond Convention Center. The job bank and hiring hall is one of the Governors Education for a Lifetime initiatives. Human resource directors, college and university teacher education program officials, and representatives from professional organizations, will participate in the unveiling.

 

Virginias Electronic Job Bank and Hiring Hall, designed by Teachers-Teachers.com in collaboration with the Department of Education, will be a component of the new comprehensive Teach Virginia Recruitment Center that will feature services for licensed educators, career switchers, recent college graduates, and high school students planning a teaching career. The statewide advanced recruitment center is designed to help school divisions meet and continue the hiring of highly qualified teachers by July 1, 2006. This service will enable school divisions to:

 

                Post vacancies and hire candidates in a variety of teaching and related services areas;

                Search resumes and screen candidates utilizing a variety of different filters;

                Receive cover letters from candidates by e-mail; and

                Forward resumes electronically to other administrators.

 

 

The effective date of the current contract for the statewide job bank and hiring hall is February 1, 2005, through January 31, 2007. During this period, services will be available to all school divisions without charge.

If you have questions related to the Virginia Electronic Job Bank and Hiring Hall, please do not hesitate to contact Dr. JoAnne Y. Carver, director of teacher education and teacher quality enhancement (JoAnne.Carver@doe.virginia.gov), or Susan Trulove, associate director, Office of Teacher Quality (Susan.Trulove@doe.virginia.gov), or call the office at (804) 225-2877.

 

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