A lot of employers have changed their recruitment and training policies recently, with some saying they are now accepting only online applications.
But that’s not the case for some state-level teachers, according to a new study.
According to the study, which was released this week by the National Association of State Teachers, only 2% of state-paid teachers have received job offers in the past year, while nearly a third have received them but never applied.
This number could increase as more and more states are implementing new requirements to recruit teachers, said Lisa Aylward, the association’s president.
The study also found that nearly half of state teachers who have received jobs offer letters have not applied to get them.
The findings have prompted educators to think twice about applying for jobs.
For many, it could be their last chance for a pay raise, the study found.
According the study’s authors, a lot of people think they need to get jobs to make ends meet.
They’re also afraid of losing their jobs, and some are even willing to go to extreme lengths to get that job, the report said.
But while the job market may be tough for some, it is not for most people, according the authors.
It’s not uncommon for some states to have good job market conditions.
They are able to recruit and retain teachers in large numbers, Aylrow said.
The states are able have such a strong economy, that they are able attract teachers to their communities, she said.
The jobs available are usually lower paying, said Jessica Miller, a teaching assistant in Madison, Wisconsin.
She said the average pay for a full-time teacher in her state is about $23,000 a year, according in the report.
That figure could rise as more states implement new requirements, but it will be hard to make the salary jump without making a commitment to pay more, Miller said.
In addition, Miller says she’s also had to fight for her position.
She says she would prefer to be a substitute teacher rather than a full time teacher because she has more time to devote to her studies, and she doesn’t have to worry about finding a new job in the future.
Miller said she has not applied for jobs because she is not sure if she will get them or not.
It might take a few months to figure out if she’ll get a job or not, she added.
The authors of the report also said they were surprised to see how many of the states that have implemented stricter recruiting requirements have seen a decrease in applications, particularly from states that already had stricter recruiting rules.
Some states are also looking to hire teachers who can do math.
Miller said her state has been recruiting math teachers, but she said the state still has more math teachers than it did last year.
Miller says Wisconsin is not able to hire enough math teachers to fill the gap.
Aylward said the numbers show that states that are currently recruiting are still hiring teachers.
She also said many states are looking for people who are passionate about teaching and are willing to do whatever it takes to get their job.