In a lopsided battle for labor, nonprofits struggle to staff up amid increased demand for services

In a lopsided battle for labor, nonprofits struggle to staff up amid increased demand for services

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While the workforce declined sharply throughout the economy when the pandemic arrived in 2020, Young said, “what we have noticed is that the rate of recovery has been much faster in the for-profit and public sectors than it has been in the nonprofit space.”

Federal data shows that employment growth in the nonprofit sector lags other industries. In the fall, six in every 10 nonprofits reported they faced staff vacancy rates between 10 and 29 percent, according to a survey conducted by the National Council of Nonprofits. An additional 16% said they faced even higher rates of job openings.

Prior to the pandemic, nonprofits were the third-largest workforce in the country, surpassing the manufacturing sector. They represented 16% of all privately employed people in Pennsylvania.

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