Teacher vacancies in Aberdeen have fallen by almost half since March.
Vacant posts have dropped from a record high of 137 four months ago to 75 now.
Helen Shanks, Aberdeen City Council’s head of education, said: “We’re delighted we have brought the numbers down, but they still have not fallen far enough.”
Ms Shanks confirmed generous benefits had also helped attract recruits.
She said: “We’re attracting more people into Aberdeen now the house prices are not so high and we are also offering support with housing.
“We have £5,000 golden hellos where people get £3,000 when they start and another £2,000 after three years.
“This is not just a handout, but to help people establish themselves, since it can be difficult to come up here and put roots down.”
Meanwhile, Aberdeenshire Council’s education director Maria Walker revealed the council has 44 teacher vacancies.