How States Can Better Care for Direct Care Workers

April 20, 2020 by Claire

Filed under For Employers, For the Workforce, Health and Wellness, Recruitment & Volunteers

Last modified April 21, 2020

As the American population ages, the need for care workers is exploding. Direct care jobs, like home health and personal care aides, are generally predicted to be among the fastest growing occupations over the next few years. But the quality of these jobs in no way reflects their importance, or the growing need for these workers, who are overwhelmingly women and disproportionately people of color and immigrants. One in six live in poverty, and the median income for direct care workers is under $20,000.

This article from August, 2019 highlights these issues and solutions: https://inequality.org/great-divide/states-direct-care-workers/

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