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    Re: Lay-Offs in East TN?
    Jaime K


    On 2/08/10, SouthFLTeacher wrote:
    > On 1/31/10, Marianne wrote:
    >> On 1/31/10, SouthFLTeacher wrote:
    >>> I am wondering if East Tennessee is having issues with
    >>> having to lay off teachers. I know that school budgets are
    >>> getting slashed across the country, but Florida is laying
    >>> teachers off every year. Last year, my county laid off 400
    >>> teachers. Is East TN experiencing lay offs as well? A
    >>> friend of mine was laid off in Asheville, NC last year, so
    >>> I am wondering if TN is the same way. Thank you so much for
    >>> the input!!
    >>
    >>
    >> Yes, many got laid off and they had few hires. The budgets are
    >> cut here too. It depends on the teachers they need. They hired
    >> some, but the numbers were unreal. I think there were 6 jobs
    >> open and over 1,000 applicants.
    >
    >
    > Thank you so much for the information! I guess I can ony hope
    > that the state of education and the economy both improve before
    > I move to TN! :

    I don't think you have to worry about not finding a job unless you
    move to some rinky dink county. Most of the larger, metropolitan
    ones have openings, especially in the harder to fill schools. Which
    is the catch around here, there are few teachers willing to work
    urban schools...which shouldn't be a problem for someone from South
    FL...(spent six years of my life in Belle Glade, right off the
    lake).

    If you have to move, move w/in a half hour of one of Chattanooga,
    Knoxville, Nashville, or Memphis...that way you can still have that
    as an option.