UPDATED: Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:42pm
Waco, Tx — Waco ISD held their first job fair in two years this past weekend at University High School.
About three hundred applicants came out to apply. The district says they are looking for about 150 employees, but only 51 vacancies are confirmed available at this time. The district anticipates more vacancies could become available before school starts. Some applicants who had applied prior to the fair were allowed to come out and interview. Nine of those candidates were offered positions within the district.
"We like to get started early to grab the best qualified candidates fro the job. And, there's several applicants out there looking for teaching positions," said Waco ISD Human Resources Executive Director Elaine Botello.
the district says it's important to start hiring early to get the best teachers in their district.