August 9, 2022 – CBCPEI: Officials with PEI\’s Public Schools Branch say traditional methods of recruitment aren’t sufficient anymore — and this summer, they’re trying a new approach to help attract candidates for the upcoming school year.
Kelly Drummond, director of human resources with the PSB, said there are about 400 casual positions that need to be filled: approximately 50 bus drivers and custodians, at least 100 youth service workers and educational support workers, and at least 250 substitute teachers who are available daily.
Drummond said in the past, newspaper ads and online job postings would result in a lineup of applicants, but that’s no longer the case.
She said labour shortages across most sectors have forced employers to get creative.
“It absolutely is impacting us,” said Drummond. “Recruitment has really changed and so the typical ways that we would have recruited in the past no longer work for us.”
Read the full CBC PEI story by Jessica Doria-Brown here