NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Newport News Public Schools held a job fair Wednesday for furloughed federal employees looking to make up for lost paychecks.
Facing a substitute teacher shortage, the school division saw the opportunity hire educated people already successful in their own careers.
“We are really excited. It’s such talented and educated people that are going to bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to our kids during this time,” said Stephanie Hautz, Director of Human Resources for NNPS.
The job fair was held from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the NNPS Human Resources Office located at 12507 Warwick Boulevard.
The school division says dozens of applicants came out for on-site interviews and on-the-spot job offers. Temporary, part-time, and full-time employment opportunities are available, according to the district.
The district added that no prior teaching experience is required, and applicants must have at least 30 college credits with a minimum 2.5-grade point average.
Degreed substitute teachers earn $80 per day and non-degreed substitute teachers earn $65 per day, according to the district.
If you missed the job fair and are interested in a substitute teaching job, click here. You can also call the Human Resource Department at (757) 881-5061.