Changes in Hiring Habits in Home Care?
Job seekers have long had the upper hand when it comes to hiring in the home health and home care markets.
But that’s quickly changing, new data suggests.
For years, both home health and home care agencies have struggled to hire enough workers to meet demand for their services, which continues to skyrocket as America’s population ages. In the past, the difficult, often low-wage work has also prompted in-home care professionals to hop around from one agency to the next, constantly hunting for better pay, benefits and overall circumstances.
To complicate matters further, home health and home care agencies have increasingly had to battle non-health care employers on the hiring front, particularly as the country’s retail and fast-food giants have implemented tough-to-beat minimum wage policies of $15 per hour or more.
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