HIAWATHA, IA - The current labor shortage has left community action agency, HACAP, with a total of 35 open positions that span across 9 counties in eastern Iowa threatening the need for essential services to low-income families. Many of the open positions currently available are for teachers within HACAP's early childhood preschool program, Head Start.
HACAP serves 72,000 individuals annually and vacancies in critical roles could lead to the closing of centers if staffing requirements are not met, leading to a gap in critical childcare services for families in need.
One of the biggest challenges HACAP has faced in hiring new staff has been getting qualified applicants to apply. Another challenge has been attracking staff while many jobseekers are taking time exploring their options and weighing all the choices that other employers are currently offering. HACAP offers benefits such as health, dental, and vision insurance, retirement savings such as IPERS or 403(b), and paid time off (PTO), amongst many others.
For a full list of HACAP's current job openings, please visit www.hacap.org/careers.