In the six weeks since school leaders decided to cut benefits for part-time employees, dozens of workers have decided to retire or leave.

That's left a big hole the system is trying to fill.

County leaders organized a job fair for prospective county employees shortly after making the decision to cut benefits.

The positions they need to fill are cafeteria workers, school nurses and, most notably, bus drivers.

You may remember the sick-out in late February; around forty drivers called in sick after dropping kids off, causing the school district to close school early.

We’re told the bulk of the positions the county is looking to fill are bus drivers; they're looking to hire around 30.

School leaders are optimistic that Thursday's job fair will provide a huge boost to have them ready for next year, and they've seen a good amount of interest.

"Currently retired and they're looking to make some additional income, we've talked to folks that are looking to change jobs for whatever reason. We're looking at folks who haven't had work before and want to start working for the County,” Chuck Lionberger said.

The job fair ended at 7 p.m.