Non-profits are having the same struggles as for-profit companies when it comes to finding workers. Recruiters have filled just 35 percent of the 170 AmeriCorps assignments in Minnesota that are to start in early 2022. Rachel Wagner of the non-profit Conservative Corps for Minnesota and Iowa says the job market is really competitive right now:

“There are so many hiring signs out there. When the job market is better, I think people are less likely to do an AmeriCorps program because it’s more of a service thing.”

AmeriCorps members must be between the ages of 18 and 25, they will receive health care coverage, a monthly stipend, and more than 63-hundred dollars to cover student loan debt or pay college tuition.