Oregon Schools Are Hiring Teachers Again

By Jim McCoy Wed 16th April Newsteachers
After years of layoffs or weak hiring, many school districts in Oregon are hiring teachers. The organizer of a Portland job fair for educators, Jim Buck, predicts districts will hire at least 2,000 this spring and summer. A human resources manager for Portland Public Schools, Keith Hathorne, says Oregon's largest district plans to hire nearly 400 teachers this spring. The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1eyDDw7) schools are replacing retirees and adding some positions. From 2009 to 2012, Oregon schools shed 3,600 teaching jobs.

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