Oklahoma City Public Schools is hosting a virtual teacher job fair Thursday to help hire 150 teachers for the coming school year.
"There's still a teacher shortage and its going to take a few years to dig out of that hole," Deputy Superintendent Jason Brown said.
Brown said his district is in need of 75 elementary teachers and another 75 secondary teachers who specialize in certain subjects.
Oklahoma City Public Schools' virtual job fair will be through Google Hangout, where applicants can meet with principals and assistant principals from each school that is hiring.
OKCPS has one of the highest paid packages in the state with a starting base salary at $41,000 and health benefits of more than $7,000.
Applicants should be prepared to talk about their experience and credentials and have a resume they can follow-up with.
Brown said even if you are not teacher-certified and want a teacher position, they'd love for you to attend.
"We feel anyone who has a heart for kids and who wants to make a change and difference in this world is a suitable applicant that we feel like we will welcome to Oklahoma public schools and we will walk to through the credentials progress,” Brown said.
The job fair is from 2 to 6 p.m. on Thursday.