Fairfax County Public Schools holding hiring event for furloughed federal workers

Fairfax County Public Schools will hold a hiring event for furloughed workers who have been impacted by the government shutdown.

The district announced it will hold the event on Friday at the Fairfax County Public Schools Administration Center, located at 8115 Gatehouse Rd. in Falls Church, from 2 to 4:30 p.m.

School officials said they have a need for substitute teachers and pledged to work with qualified people to expedite their hiring.

The district also announced that breakfast and lunch would be provided to students regardless of their ability to pay and that unpaid balances would be allowed to accrue during the shutdown.

Anyone interested in serving as a substitute teacher is urged to complete an application here. If you're interested in attending the hiring event, you're urged to complete the event registration here.

Candidates were urged to bring original documents required for I-9 forms and employment eligibility verification to the hiring event.

The district reminded that background checks are required for all school employees and volunteers.