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APS seeks to fill hundreds of jobs

Desks at Wilson Middle School pictured in March 2021. (Roberto E. Rosales/ Journal)

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Albuquerque Public Schools is hiring for hundreds of positions, including teachers at every level, a district news release said.

Positions the district is seeking to fill include:

– Elementary, middle and high school teachers in regular and special education

– Educational assistants

– Custodians, maintenance and operations workers

– School nurses

– Kitchen staff

– Secretaries

– Bus drivers

– Computer techs

– Counselors

– Coaches

– Substitute teachers and educational assistants

APS spokeswoman Monica Armenta wrote in an email the district is “struggling to find classified personnel.” Among the vacancies are 200 educational assistant positions, 65 custodian positions and 30 clerk positions, as of Monday. This time last year, the district had on average about 90 educational assistants, 14 custodians and about eight clerk/secretary positions.

Armenta said school districts across the country are dealing with a bus driver shortage. Teacher vacancies are comparable to last year, according to Armenta.

For more information, visit For information on substitute positions with contractor Kelly Education, visit

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