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Henrico County Public Schools recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Employers for 2023

Honorees were identified on a state-by-state basis, and criteria included in-state recommendations, national industry recommendations and staff recommendations, as well as working conditions, salary, diversity and more.

Trevor Dickerson

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As Henrico County Public Schools celebrated an exciting opening week to the 2023-24 school year, the school division was recognized by Forbes as one of America’s Best-In-State Employers for 2023.

Honorees were identified on a state-by-state basis, and criteria included in-state recommendations, national industry recommendations and staff recommendations, as well as working conditions, salary, diversity and more. The full list can be found here.

Henrico County Public Schools employs more than 7,000 staff members to serve its nearly 50,000 students. Henrico County employees recently received an 8.2% staff pay raise for the 2023-24 school year — the largest divisionwide pay raise in 33 years. 

HCPS boosted its minimum wage to $15 per hour, a particularly important measure for some members of the division’s hardworking support staff. HCPS is also offering bonuses for staff members entering certain roles, teachers that are part of the Opportunity Schools initiative and referrals for full-time hires. 

“It’s an incredible honor for HCPS to be recognized as one of the top employers in Virginia, and it’s a testament to the job all our staff members do in supporting our students,” said HCPS Superintendent Dr. Amy Cashwell. “The school division would not be the same without the dedication of these individuals in classrooms, cafeterias, school buses and everything in between, and HCPS is proud to provide an environment that fosters this type of success and satisfaction.” 

With the school year fully underway, Henrico County Public Schools is still offering career opportunities in various roles. A job fair is being held on Aug. 29 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Twin Hickory Area Library, where you can chat with Human Resources representatives about openings for teachers, bus drivers, school security, school nutrition services and more. Visit this link or contact the HCPS Human Resources department for more information.

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Trevor Dickerson is the Editor and Co-Founder of RVAHub.