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Dallas Schools To Hold First-Ever Virtual Job Fair


The Dallas Independent School District will hold its first-ever virtual job fair this Thursday, April 30. Those interested must register first. They can also apply online.

COVID-19 or not, school continues at the state’s second largest district. Priscilla Vega, who manages recruitment at Dallas ISD, said the district has at least 400 openings next year and 60 of those are for bilingual instructors. She hopes this online job fair will be inviting.

“While you can’t come for an in-person event,” Vega said, “there’s more flexibility in the time. And right now with us staying in place, we find a lot of teachers are really interested and motivated in coming to the district and learning more about the opportunities.”

Vega said the starting salary is $54,000 and goes up to $90,000 a year. She knows that for certain. But she’s not sure how long distance-learning will last.

“Right now,” said Vega, “we anticipate we will begin school on time and that teachers are going to report on the day that they’re supposed to report at the campuses. Of course, these are definitely unprecedented times.”

Vega said Dallas teachers are needed at elementary, middle school and high schools. 

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Bill Zeeble has been a full-time reporter at KERA since 1992, covering everything from medicine to the Mavericks and education to environmental issues.