As the new school year approaches, The DeKalb County School District is holding another job fair Thursday to fill hundreds of vacancies.

The fair will be held from 9 a.m. to noon at Martin Luther King Jr. High School, at 3991 Snapfinger Road in Lithonia.

District officials are still looking to hire 271 teachers with less than 30 days until the beginning of the year.

The County’s website states, “Our primary goal is to recruit, develop, and retain exceptional employees who are committed to promoting educational excellence.”

Dekalb County has one of the top five highest starting teacher salary in the metro Atlanta area, but the 438 teacher resignations in the last reporting period is causing them to conduct another job fair.

File photo of a classroom. (Photo by Phil Mislinski/Getty Images)

Additionally, The city of Decatur is hiring crossing guards to help kids navigate busy intersections in the morning and afternoon during the upcoming school year.

The job pays 15-dollars an hour and qualifications are minimal, including a clean record, physical ability and good judgment.

The first day of school is Aug. 7.

  • Julien Virgin is a staff writer at CBS Radio Atlanta


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