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‘Your superhero cape awaits!’: Bend-La Pine Schools holding fun job hiring events in search for new heroes

(Update: Adding video, comments from hiring event)

BEND, Ore. (KTVZ) -- Bend-La Pine Schools is hiring for dozens of support staff positions, including custodians and part-time Nutrition Services staff members and many more. And it's making the Bend Senior High School hiring events a fun visit, -- pizza included.

The "interactive hiring events" are taking place from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on three successive Thursdays, August 4, 11 and 18.

Terry Cashman, the school district's executive director of operations, explained they're looking for superheroes.

"We call our nutrition services people -- because of the amazing work they do, we call them superheroes, or anybody who wants to be a superhero," Cashman said. "We've got some fantastic positions with the district. Please, come down to our job fair, or if you can't make it, go to the website and apply for the position there. We'd love to have you on our team."

Garra Schluter, an assistant director for nutrition services said, "There are 34 schools that we are producing food for. It's called our 'cook-chill' system. So we produce it, make it from scratch, and then we are able to chill it, properly cool it, then ship it to our schools."

I spoke to an applicant who applied for a custodial position.

Tony Botten said, "My wife messaged me that there was a job fair here today, and (I've) been looking for work, with the price of everything going up. So just to change positions, I guess."

Botten said he knows it's a good place to work, because his wife works for the school district.

Community members will be able to tour their production kitchen, test-drive a floor sweeper, enjoy a free pizza lunch and get a job interview on the spot.

“At Bend-La Pine Schools, our staff members are more than just employees -- they are superheroes for students,” Cashman said. “Your superhero cape awaits! Join our team and find out what it feels like to be a hero for students.”

You can learn more on the school districts Jobs webpage or call them 541-355-5700.

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