NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Newport News Public Schools is encouraging furloughed federal employees to become a substitute teacher.
The school district is hosting a 'Federal Employee Substitute Teacher Job Fair' on Wednesday, January 23 at 9 a.m. The event will only go until 11 a.m. at the NNPS Human Resources Office located at 12507 Warwick Boulevard in Newport News.
Applicants will have onsite interviews and on-the-spot job offers.
People are weighing in on the invite. Bobby and Rosemary Boone know how much the shutdown is affecting people around them.
“Some of us are blessed where it's not affecting us but eventually it will affect everybody,” Bobby Boone said. “It's a great idea NNPS is doing this."
This is just the latest to help federal workers in our area. On Thursday, the Virginia Peninsula Foodbank brought food to TSA employees at Newport News/Williamsburg International airport.
“We see people with smiles when others help because they don't know where their next meal is coming from,” Boone said.
NNPS has about 900 substitute teachers. The school division is always looking for more because not all of the subs are available every day.
The Newport News Public Schools have full-time, part-time, and temporary positions open. Make sure to bring resumes and copies of college transcripts or degrees.
Teaching experience is not required, and applicants must have at least 30 college credits with a minimum 2.5-grade point average.
Degreed substitute teachers earn $80 per day and non-degreed substitute teachers earn $65 per day.
For more information about the open positions click here or call the Human Resources Department at (757) 881-5061.