LPS hosts job fair at Culler Middle School to fill over 100 openings

LINCOLN, Neb. (KLKN) – Students and teachers are counting down the days with only one month until LPS returns to school. With that, there are still staffing challenges for the district.

LPS hosted their second job fair of the summer on Friday.

This fair comes as a final push to get as many applicants as possible through their doors.

Before the start of school, the goal has been to fill over 150 open positions and about 100 were still open going into Friday morning.

The Lincoln Board of Education recently approved salary and benefit increases for the next school year. Part-time and full-time positions are available; part-time positions are fully benefit eligible, administration says. Business administrators and human resource specialists came together at Culler Middle School to offer people a place to apply.

“We have lots of positions to fill kind of across a lot of different areas,” LPS Human Resources Specialist Jessi Stilwagon said. “Transportation, custodial nutrition services, and our para educators are kind of our main groups that we’re focusing on today.”

Many retirements and resignations throughout the summer have left them with even more openings.

To fill these holes fast, anyone interested was able to fill an application and be interviewed on the spot Friday.

LPS saw 30 applicants within the first hour of the job fair, but the hunt for new hire continues as schools prepare for the new year. Anyone who still wants to apply can go to LPS.org or visit their social media pages.

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