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Want to Work in Fresno Unified Classrooms? Check Out These Hiring Fairs
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By Nancy Price, Multimedia Journalist
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July 5, 2024

FUSD is conducting paraprofessional hiring fairs throughout July. (GV Wire Composite)

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Fresno Unified is fast-tracking the process of hiring paraprofessionals in an effort to fill hundreds of vacancies before the start of the new school year.

The School Board last month rejected several contracts to hire outside agencies to find paraprofessional employees and instead told district officials to redouble their hiring efforts this summer. Paraprofessionals work alongside teachers to assist students in the classroom and do not need a teaching credential.

The district has scheduled a series of hiring fairs that will start Tuesday and continue through July 31.

The hiring fairs will be on Tuesdays through Thursdays from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Fresno Adult School, 2500 Stanislaus St., in downtown Fresno.

What You’ll Need

Applicants must have a high diploma and 48 college credits or pass the FUSD Paraprofessional Assessment, a test that applicants can take at the hiring center.

They must fill out the application prior to attending a hiring fair. Applications are available online at Fast Track Application.

Applicants will be able to get immediate results of the assessment at the hiring fair, onsite interviews, and immediate job offers and on-boarding.

“We encourage members of the community who want to make a difference in the lives of students to attend one of our paraprofessional hiring fairs and join the Fresno Unified family,” Interim Superintendent Misty Her said in a news release.

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Nancy Price,
Multimedia Journalist
Nancy Price is a multimedia journalist for GV Wire. A longtime reporter and editor who has worked for newspapers in California, Florida, Alaska, Illinois and Kansas, Nancy joined GV Wire in July 2019. She previously worked as an assistant metro editor for 13 years at The Fresno Bee. Nancy earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in journalism at Northwestern University's Medill School of Journalism. Her hobbies include singing with the Fresno Master Chorale and volunteering with Fresno Filmworks. You can reach Nancy at 559-492-4087 or Send an Email

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