Des Moines Public School District Holds Annual Job Fair

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DES MOINES, Iowa -- The Des Moines Public School district is looking to hire hundreds of new teachers.

On Saturday, the school district held its annual job fair.

About 75 percent of those looking for jobs are recent college graduates, like Kaylee Brugioni.

“Any of the upper elementary, third, fourth and fifth grade, I like the older kids. They can be sassy and sweet. I have a heart for them,” Brugioni said.

Before Saturday’s event, applicants had the chance to pre-register and apply for jobs. Once they arrived, they went through a brief interview process.

The district plans to hire around 200 teachers for the upcoming school year, especially in the areas where they are consistently short staffed.

"Special education teachers are in short supply and that`s true with Des Moines as well," said Anne Sullivan of the Des Moines Public School district. "We are also looking especially for ELL teachers, somebody that has an English language and learner endorsement."

The district is also looking to hire more teachers of color, and the hiring process will begin in the next month or so.

If you missed Saturday's event, you can still apply by clicking here.

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