BRYAN, Texas — It is not unusual for Rudder High School to be busy on a Tuesday afternoon. However, instead of the library being full of students, it was full of people seeking a job at the Bryan ISD Auxiliary Job Fair.
"We're actually doing on the spot interviews for paraprofessionals and auxiliary personnel for our district," said Angela Behrens, the human resource coordinator at Bryan ISD.
Bryan ISD is looking to fill jobs like bus drivers, custodians, school nutrition services and instructional assistants.
"With over 3,000 students in our district we always need someone else to help cook that food, clean our schools or, in the case of instructional assistants, sometimes working one on one with students and in group settings," Behrens said. "They are an integral part of our district, just like the teachers are."
Many of these jobs require little to no experience.
The school district also provides benefits like health insurance to its employees.
Although there is no high demand for any particular position in Bryan ISD, the school district is always in search for substitute teachers.
"When a teacher can't be there we need that substitute, or we call them 'Guest teachers,' to step in and be there," Behrens said.
Bryan ISD contracts substitute teachers through the company, ESS.
The company said with Texas A&M University and Blinn College in its backyard, there is no shortage in the subbing pool.
"I think its great for people that are interested in teaching but are sure of how they would like a classroom setting," said Jessica McLeod, a recruiter for ESS.
ESS only requires subs to have a high school diploma or a GED, as well as pass a state and federal background check.
Bryan ISD said the district is looking to hire year round.