Staffing shortages seem to be everywhere right now. They are also facing shortages at schools when it comes to bus drivers, teachers, and teacher aides. Another shortage...custodians. But Warwick school district has been thinking out of the box. The result...a job ad for students to fill custodial positions.
Anyone age 16 or older can apply to work in the evening and will get paid $11 an hour to do custodial work. Warwick says the benefits are twofold. It helps the school and also gives students some great skills that they may be able to take with them into another job opportunity.
The idea isn't exactly brand new for the school district, they've been using students to fill a number of different jobs. Previously they've had students working over the Summer months doing jobs like painting, cleaning computers, cleaning buildings and other things. What's new about this most recent idea is having students working during the school year.
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