Philly public schools to host job fair for open support staff positions

The School District of Philadelphia will host a hiring event for open school-based support positions across the District.

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As the weather heats up and many students and staff enjoy their summer vacation, the School District of Philadelphia is hard at work recruiting and hiring for much-needed positions for the upcoming school year.

The district will host a hiring event Wednesday at 10 a.m. at Frances E. Willard School, located at 1930 E. Elkhart Street, to fill 1,000 openings for school-based support positions.

The district needs to hire bilingual counseling assistants, building engineer trainees, bus attendants and drivers, general cleaners, school nurses, special education assistants, student climate staff, supportive service assistants and food services employees.

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Job seekers will be able to meet with representatives from the Office of Talent and hiring managers to apply and interview for open positions in person.

Candidates will also have the opportunity to take exams and speak with recruiters onsite about any questions they have with regards to their applications.

The district said more than 100 applicants attended their first event, which was held June 26 at Roxborough High School. Interested candidates have an opportunity to move forward on the spot by completing the first step, which is an exam/interview.

The school district will host two more hiring events this summer, listed below:

Wednesday, July 24, 2024 – Samuel Fels High School, 5500 Langdon St.

Wednesday, August 7, 2024 – Northeast Community Propel Academy, 7500 Rowland Ave.

Interested candidates who cannot attend the hiring events can still learn more and apply through Those interested in teaching opportunities can visit

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