Schools have the money. Why can’t they fill job openings?
For the first time ever, local school districts are swimming in state and federal aid and would like to hire teachers, support staff, and counselors to address learning loss and mental health needs associated with the pandemic. But they can’t seem to find people to fill the roles.
There is limited data on the current hiring climate, but experts say a confluence of factors may be driving the sudden education labor shortage. The COVID-19 crisis has exacerbated a problem that’s been festering for years.