staff shortage

Fargo Public Schools seeks Special Education teachers

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) — With school starting in less than a week, Fargo Public School District is still scrambling to fill a number of positions. Superintendent Dr. Rupak Gandhi says one consistent challenge is recruiting and retaining those working in special education. FPS has more than 25 job listings online across various elementary and high schools for special education educators….

Minnesota care homes struggle with record staff shortages

ST. PAUL, Minn. – Minnesota‚Äôs senior care homes are struggling with record staff shortages as people leave the industry faster than they can replaced. The Long-Term Care Imperative says there are 23,000 unfilled senior caregiver positions across Minnesota. That compares with 8,000 last March. And the industry lost 2,000 more workers in August. Burnout from the pandemic is often cited….

Sanford Health welcomes nurses as capacity nears

"We're anticipating that we'll need staff for high census all the way through the winters and so we're planning for that."

FARGO, N.D. (KVRR) – Sanford Health is seeing facilities near capacity and with a shorthanded staff, the workload is beginning to take a toll. Local medical facilities continue to surge towards maximum capacity. 530 patients are being housed and treated. 38 of those are COVID related, 10 of those patients are in ICU and staff members are working overtime to…

Staff Shortage Increases Overtime at Minnesota Prisons

The DOC had 113 officer vacancies as of Sept. 17.

ST. PAUL, Minn.–The Minnesota Department of Corrections almost doubled the overtime it paid prison staff in the past year because of a chronic staff shortage. The state’s DOC data shows it paid $12.3 million for more than 262,000 hours of overtime during fiscal year 2019. That’s up from the year before when the DOC paid $6.9 million of overtime for…