Substitute teacher shortage in Contra Costa County prompts job fair

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A shortage of substitute teachers and other school personnel in Contra Costa County has prompted a job fair scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 6, in Pleasanton.

The fair hosted by the Contra Costa County Office of Education will take place from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. in the Ronald L. Stewart Learning Center at 77 Santa Barbara Road in Pleasanton.

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“We are facing a shortage of educators in our community and across our state,” Superintendent Lynn Mackey said. “With this shortage of educators comes a shortage of substitute teachers and our schools need the community’s help. All you need is to have a bachelor’s degree, basic subject-matter proficiency, and a passion for working with students.”

The West Contra Costa Unified School District is among the districts attending the job fair.

Visitors are required to wear masks regardless of vaccination status and do their best to socially distance when possible. All attendees will be asked to take a health screening survey upon entering the Stewart Building.