The Health Care Workforce Needs Higher Wages and Better Opportunities
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December 2, 2020
This article describes the direct care workforce in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic and discusses a range of strategies for improving job quality and career mobility for these workers, specifically from a workforce development perspective. To view the original source, click here.
Direct care workers, among other healthcare workers, have been lauded as "heroes" during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Despite the high demand for these workers, they continue to be underpaid and undervalued.
Improving job quality and career mobility for these workers will require a range of federal and state actions.