Bend-La Pine schools hope to fill vacancies through job fairs

BEND, OR — With near-record unemployment, Bend-La Pine Schools — like nearly every other business in town — is struggling to fill vacancies for the upcoming school year.

District executive director of operations Terry Cashman said a series of job fairs focused on positions such as full-time and part-time custodial staff. “We also have great opportunities for people who want to work in our nutrition services department,” Cashman told KBND News, “These are part-time jobs that are fantastic jobs for parents who want to work while their children are in school, the seniors who want to work a few hours, the students.” He adds: “There is career growth in both of these areas, but that’s what we’re looking for right now. Not only is it really fun and rewarding work, but the impact you have is so huge. . Often people have jobs . But this is a career where you will make a difference every day.”

Career fairs are held every Thursday through August 18 at Bend High, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Cashman says attendees can drive a giant floor scrubber around an obstacle course, tour the district’s production kitchen and take home fresh produce from the local farmer’s market, pizza and drinks are also provided.