Workforce Development

Our Direct-Care Workers: An Overview of the Caregivers in our Workforce

July 12, 2012  • Economic Opportunities Program

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This resource provides an overview of the direct-care workforce in the United States including information about the demographics of workers in the industry, the size of the workforce, wages and benefits, and working conditions.  The resource was developed as part of  an event AspenWSI held on May 3rd , 2012 titled “Better Care through Better Jobs:  Improving Training and Employment for Direct-Care Workers,” which is part of AspenWSI’s series, “Reinventing Low-Wage Work: Ideas That Can Work for Employees, Employers and the Economy.”