Nearly 500 job applicants who came to the Broward County Public School’s Back-to-School Career Fair Saturday were offered jobs on the spot.
More than 1,500 people came through Western High School’s doors in Davie to apply for some 1,300 job openings ranging from custodians to teachers, school officials said. Of those hired, more than 170 were for teaching positions and 300 others were for non-instructional positions.
The number of teaching vacancies has been growing as a concern since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. The state’s largest teachers’ union, the Florida Education Association, declared the vacancy rate the “worst ever” this year.