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Texas school district holding job fair Saturday in Raleigh

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The Houston Independent School District will be holding their teacher job fair in Raleigh Saturday.

The HISD recently placed a wanted ad in The News & Observer with the headline "Calling all North Carolina Teachers!"

The ad claims that the school district's starting salary is $46,805. That's $16,000 more than teachers are currently paid in North Carolina.

Gov. Pat McCrory has promised in his new budget that teachers will soon earn a starting salary of $35,000, or $11,805 less than they would in Houston.

The cost of living in Houston is higher than the cost of living in Raleigh, according to CNN Money's cost of living calculator. To compare, someone making $50,000 in Raleigh would have to make 5 percent more, or $52,632, in Houston, according to the calculator.

A teacher from Raleigh would earn 25 percent more while teaching in Houston, far exceeding the need of a 5 percent salary increase to cover cost of living.

The job fair will be held at the DoubleTree Raleigh, located at 1701 Hillsborough St. from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


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