FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WFFT) — Fort Wayne Community Schools is bringing its hiring efforts directly to the community ahead of the start of the school year.
The school system says it has close to 50 positions in nutrition services to fill, and a few hundred overall in the district.
Talent Acquisition Manager Kody Tinnel says he was pleasantly surprised by the amount of interest he saw at the event.
He says Friday marks the first time FWCS has organized a job fair focused specifically on nutrition services.
“Our nutrition services team is crucial, and I think the past year and a half has proven how really important these roles are to students and family," Tinnel said. "So we’re just excited to meet a lot of great people. We’ve had a lot of interest today, and excited to prepare for the rest of the school year.”
Tinnel says staffing this year has been more of a challenge than usual, but FWCS is in a pretty good spot overall.
He expects to see roughly a dozen new hires after Friday's job fair, and he says there’s still more work to do.