Office of Education's job fair goes virtual

Posted at 5:22 PM, Jun 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-01 20:39:02-04

SAN DIEGO — The County Office of Education is taking its annual job fair entirely online, with already more than 800 registered job seekers.

The job fair, which is regularly held at Liberty Station, will instead feature virtual lobbies and virtual tables.

Dr. Sheiveh Jones, who organized the fair for the office of education, said more than 25 school districts and charter schools are participating. She said there may not be as many openings as in prior years because of temporary budget uncertainty, but that could change by the end of the summer.

"When a position does open, the district may invite you to apply or they may just recognize your name when they look at the applications," she said.

Jones said the districts are hiring for both academic and non-academic positions. She added there is always demand for bilingual, special education, STEM and substitute teachers.

She said her best advice is to check out the posted jobs online ahead of time at Edjoin, so jobseekers can be better prepared to meet hiring managers, or even apply before the fair.

The event begins at 3 p.m. Tuesday and lasts for three hours.