PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program

PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program
Posted on 08/10/2021
PPS offers new Hiring Incentive Program

The Portsmouth Public Schools Department of Human Resources has unveiled a new way to bring high-quality candidates into the PPS workforce by providing new and current employees a chance to take home some extra money.

Through the Hiring Incentive Program, all new bus driver, school nurse, food services staff and teacher hires will receive a $1,000 New Hire Bonus and the PPS employee who referred him/her will get a $750 Referral Bonus. There is no limit to how many people an employee can refer, and the program will be in place through the start of school.

Here are some more of the specifics:

  • This program is for new teachers, school nurses, food services staff and bus drivers only.
  • Teachers, school nurses, food services staff and bus drivers must be hired after July 1 and be working for the division by Sept. 8, 2021 to receive the $1,000 New Hire Bonus.
  • To receive the referral bonus, a teacher candidate must be licensed or eligible for license (the Hiring Incentive Program is not applicable for substitute teachers).
  • Bus driver referrals must fully satisfy all position requirements, including passing a background check and completing the Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) coursework.
  • To receive the $1,000 New Hire Bonus, new teachers, school nurses, food services staff and bus drivers must complete 90 days in their job. They will receive their $1,000 New Hire Bonus, in full, following their 90th day of work.
  • To receive the $750 Referral Bonus, the referred teacher/bus driver/school nurse/food services staff member MUST put the employee’s name in the “Referred By” section of the application, and the applicants must be successfully hired by the division. Employees will receive the $750 Referral Bonus, in full, in their first October paycheck.
  • Certain administrative positions, including those whose ongoing responsibilities include recruitment and hiring, will not be eligible for the program.

For specific questions about the program, please email human.resources@portsk12.com or call the Department of Human Resources directly at 757-393-8701.

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