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Substitute staff provider will now proudly serve one of the largest school districts in the United States

KNOXVILLE, Tenn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#DuvalSchools–ESS, a leading national provider of education managed staffing solutions for K-12 schools, today announced that it has entered into an agreement with Duval County Public Schools, Florida to manage the District’s daily substitute teachers as required in their entirety.

ESS began providing services to the Duval County Public Schools on July 1, 2019 and the partnership marks the fourth district in Florida where ESS provides these services.

The partnership calls for ESS to recruit, screen, train, hire, place, and manage applicants interested in becoming substitutes in the Duval County Public Schools. Important to this program is the hiring of as many of the current substitutes as possible who are in good standing. ESS also has plans to hire additional substitute staff locally to ensure classrooms are filled with qualified substitute teachers whom contribute to enhancing student achievement throughout the District.

Those interested in joining ESS, including both those currently serving Duval County Public Schools and those looking to serve for the first time, may apply online at Additionally, there will be hiring events announced very soon to provide information about the organization, specific job requirements, the hiring and training processes, positions available, and pay rates.

Future hiring events will be published on the ESS website (, and ESS’ Facebook page ( In addition, ESS has a local office at 6620 South Point Dr, Suite 501 in Jacksonville where applicants can apply in person.

“ESS is honored to serve the local community through the Duval County Public School District. We are thrilled to support its efforts in enhancing student achievement through the placement of highly qualified substitute teachers and well-trained substitute paraprofessionals in each classroom every day,” said Steve Gritzuk, Chief Operating Officer for ESS.

Recognized with several awards for its entrepreneurial vision and growth, ESS has become a national leader in the educational services space. ESS was named a Forbes Magazine’s Best Large Employer for 2017, 2018, and again in 2019.

About Duval County Public Schools:

Duval County Public Schools, founded in 1864, was recently described as one of the highest performing urban school districts in the U.S. based on national assessment results. Approximately 8,000 Duval teachers serve almost 130,000 students. More than 190 schools operate within the 918 square mile district, which is headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida.

About ESS:

Established in 2000, ESS is a leading national provider of managed solutions in PreK-12 education. It recruits, hires, trains, places, and manages qualified substitute teachers, paraprofessionals, and other support staff for school districts in 27 states throughout the United States. Each day, the organization fills more than 15,500 daily, long-term, and permanent school assignments for more than 700 district partners serving over 2.5 million students. For more information, call (877) 983-2244 or visit


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