Teaching often becomes a hot profession during recessions. There’s this misconception that schools are always hiring and some people who have lost their jobs like the idea of “giving back” by working as a teacher.
But this recession is different.
We know that school districts around Georgia are laying off employees and increasing class sizes so they don’t need to hire as many teachers.
I’ve heard some teachers are putting off retirement because they’re worried about the economy or they’ve lost too much money in their investments and can’t afford not to work.
And then we have the fact that Georgia’s public school enrollment isn’t growing at the rate it once was.
How is this job market for teachers? Are you having trouble finding a position or are you postponing retirement because of the economy?