New Mexico’s largest school district his holding a job fair next Monday with more than 700 open positions.
"It's very typical to start a new school year with hundreds of positions,” said Monica Armenta, a district spokesperson. “The difference is that those positons are usually filled within a matter of weeks and that hasn't happened this year. So we are very much in a different set of circumstances than we've ever been before and it has everything to do with the pandemic."
Out of the 722 open positions, 134 are elementary, middle and high school teachers, and 150 are for special education teachers.
The district is also hiring 182 educational assistants as well as nurses, police officers, bus drivers, food service workers, maintenance workers, and custodians.
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