After years of layoffs or weak hiring, many school districts in Oregon are hiring teachers.
The organizer of a Portland job fair for educators, Jim Buck, predicts districts will hire at least 2,000 this spring and summer.
A human resources manager for Portland Public Schools, Keith Hathorne, says Oregon's largest district plans to hire nearly 400 teachers this spring.
The Oregonian reports (http://bit.ly/1eyDDw7) schools are replacing retirees and adding some positions.
From 2009 to 2012, Oregon schools shed 3,600 teaching jobs.