Worker Shortage Hits MT Nonprofit World Hard

Worker Shortage Hits MT Nonprofit World Hard

Printer-friendly version

The country has a worker shortage - and it's leading to hard times for nonprofits.

Liz Moore is the executive director of the Montana Nonprofit Association. She said nonprofits have some built-in disadvantages that make it harder to recruit workers.

For instance, companies have raised wages, but Moore noted that many nonprofits have contracts with the state. That makes it hard to increase pay.

She said the lack of workers has dire consequences for some service providers.

"In some cases, it means they close a group home," said Moore. "That has happened, where you have people who are receiving disability services living in a group home and they just have had to close."

Moore said there were shortages before the pandemic. Her organization's job board typically lists about 40 to 50 openings, but right now it's up to 90.

In February, nonprofits nationwide wrote a letter to the White House and Congress calling for relief.

Source Name: 
Public News Service

Find Your State Association of Nonprofits

Connect with local resources and expertise

Find

Connect With Us

1. Sign up for updates

Stay up-to-date with the latest nonprofit resources and trends by subscribing to our free e-newsletters.

2. Follow us on social media