Report: Vermont nonprofits experiencing staffing shortages
BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A new report shows Vermont nonprofits are experiencing significant staffing shortages.
Common Good Vermont, which is part of the United Way, released its Wages and Benefits report. It shows of the 141 nonprofits in Vermont that responded to the survey, 53% have job vacancies and 55% of those vacancies are positions that provide direct help to people.
A positive point is that most of organizations expect that workforce to grow in the coming year.
The group says when services aren’t fully staffed, the whole community feels the impact. “In the end, it really means if somebody is waiting for housing they’re waiting for longer. They’re waiting for housing. They’re waiting longer. If they’re waiting for food support? They’re waiting longer. So, the better we can address these systemic nonprofit issues across the state and across the country, the better we are able to fulfill essential emergency needs across our state” said Morgan Webster of Common Good Vermont.
Common Good also says this wage report allows nonprofits to set competitive wages and benefits that will hopefully attract more peopl to that line of work.
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