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Could paid family caregivers alleviate the home health worker shortage?

Jan 3, 2022
Medicaid sometimes pays family members to provide in-home care for relatives. But the programs vary from state to state.
Jessica Aviles performs a mock examination of a patient on her last day of class at LNA Health Careers in Manchester, New Hampshire.
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The Great Resignation is leading workers down new career paths

Oct 20, 2021
A record number of workers are quitting their jobs, and some are changing direction to explore new careers.
Dave Harris lost his job as a car mechanic early in the pandemic, then became an insurance adjuster for better pay.
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Hourly wages rose for the sixth month in a row

Oct 8, 2021
The September wage numbers from the Labor Department are good news in particular for workers at restaurants, hotels and retail.
Many companies in retail and the service industry are boosting wages to attract workers amid the labor shortage.
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Unemployed workers aren't settling for any job offer that comes along

Oct 6, 2021
Many are demanding higher wages to return to the labor force. ADP reports private-sector employment rose strongly in September.
ADP reported that most new hires in September joined larger companies, which often pay more than small businesses.
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For retailers, a holiday dilemma: staffing for the unpredictable

Sep 28, 2021
Consumers want the convenience of delivery and e-commerce, but some also want in-store experiences with all the holiday trimmings.
Last-minute holiday shoppers make a trip to a New York City Macy's on Dec. 24, 2020.
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Higher salaries and signing bonuses make it a good time to be a new employee

Sep 27, 2021
From first-year investment bankers at Goldman Sachs to cashiers, fresh recruits are enjoying new incentives due to the U.S. labor shortage.
McDonald's is among the companies attempting to lure new hires. At some locations, starting cashiers can get a $500 signing bonus.
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Some school districts are having a hard time finding substitute teachers

Sep 20, 2021
Substitutes are in high demand, but even the lure of increased pay and other incentives aren't enough in some places to get teachers into classrooms.
Amid rising COVID-19 cases in some areas, school districts are struggling to fill substitute teacher positions.
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Ready or not, community around United Flight 93 memorial prepares for waves of visitors

Sep 10, 2021
The nationwide worker shortage's effects can be seen as local businesses prepare for the 20th anniversary of 9/11.
Visitors look out over the crash site at the Flight 93 National Memorial in Shanksville, Pennsylvania on Sept. 9, 2021.
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Teens filled the worker gap this summer, but what happens when back-to-school time arrives?

Aug 19, 2021
Employers' flexibility can be the best way to both recruit and retain young workers.
School binders are shown at a Walmart store on August 04, 2021 in Houston, Texas.
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