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Educators? Job Fair will provide employment opportunities

New Mexico State University?s Career Services will hold the 2014 Educators? Job Fair from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, March 31, and Tuesday, April 1, in the Corbett Center Student Union.

This event will provide graduating education students and experienced professionals with an opportunity to interview with multiple school districts, located throughout the region and the United States.

The job fair has been one of the most effective recruiting forums in the Southwest, and is unique in that it is set up for participants to have structured interviews with prospective school district employers.

?During last year?s event, about 200 participants registered and participated in the job fair,? said Elizabeth Ortega, coordinator of the Educators? Job Fair at NMSU Career Services. ?Given the challenges of the current job market for educators, it is hoped that interested candidates take advantage of the face-to-face contact with school district personnel.?

School districts from 10 states are expected to attend the fair. Anyone who qualifies for teacher credentials and is seeking a K-12 teaching position or a support position for the 2014-2015 school year is encouraged to participate.

This free event is a public service that is not only intended for NMSU education students, but is also open to any interested teachers and education professionals.

On-site registration will be available at the job fair; however, participants are encouraged to electronically register beforehand. By doing so, candidates can insure scheduled interviews with selected employers before the fair. Information and assistance for online registration is available by calling 575-646-2849 or by email at proemp@nmsu.edu.

Participants should also research and prepare as much as possible before the job fair. They should learn as much as they can about the school districts they are interested in, as well as look up factors such as the cost of living in that area.

On the Sunday before the Educators? Job Fair, March 30, an open outreach forum will be held to help individuals prepare for the fair. The session will be from 3-5 p.m. in the Senate Chambers of Corbett Center Student Union.

For more information, contact Elizabeth Ortega at 575-646-1631 or visit careerservices.nmsu.edu.