My wife and I, both teachers ( shes grade 1 + and im highschool) are thinking of a change. Can someone recommend a company to talk to or job application place as we think america is the place where we want to live and explore.
We arent too educated on the terms and conditions of a working visa which is why we thought there might be a company who can guide us or point us the right way.
aus is good and fun but it just isnt for me anymore. ive lived in london and hated it, lived on the gold coast, loved the surf and life but got bored. Cairns is by far the most fun place i have lived in but we are just ready for a change of lifestyle and maybe even career. i knew the economy wasnt good at the moment but maybe ill give it a little longer before i pack up the house here.
Yeah, definitely consider waiting before you decide to pack up and move over here to teach...right now many schools are facing huge budget cuts. Some are laying teachers off/terminating "unnecessary" positions...and others are simply not replacing those who retire.
Buuut...once the economy recovers, teachers are normally in fairly high demand here. And being that you're not from America, I bet schools will snatch you right up since they will feel that you may have a lot to offer...not to mention it will be a lot of something different.
I would come over for a holiday & have a look around first to see where you would like to live. Go online & find stats' on all the different states. Then if there is somewhere you like the sound of, visit when you are here & check it out in person. The Taxes change from state to state, some are quiet high & some are reasonable. As others have said, the economic situation is not perfect here but it is slowly picking up.
And of course if you need an Aussie contact, I am from Central Vic, so PM me & I can send my email address. I live in Utah
If you do come here, don't work for the government! Those of us under 50 do twice as much work because those over 50 don't. They stay until they're 70 and never retire, hogging all the service chief jobs. I think some of them have even died but still occupy their desks. Oh!, Beoing is going to build the 787 here in Charleston, 3800 new jobs.