Caregiver Job Growth High, Even as U.S. Labor Bureau Announces May, 2012
Unemployment Ticks Up
Senior care companies continue to hire professional caregivers, reporting a shortage of senior
caregivers in many of the top cities nationwide. Even as unemployment continues to be high,
nursing assistant and caregiving jobs are increasing with senior care companies needing more job
Chicago, IL, June 03, 2012 --(PR.com)-- Senior caregiver employment needs continue to rise
nationwide, with cities where seniors prefer to stay and “age-in-place” reporting a shortage of senior
“Senior caregiers continue to be in high demand, including Certified Nursing Assistants and Companion
Caregivers,” says Julie Northcutt, CEO of Caregiverlist.com, a senior care career website which provides
cloud-based subscription services for the senior care industry.
Even though the U.S. Department of Labor announced the nation's unemployment rate in May went up
slightly to 8.2%, demand for Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.'s) and experienced caregivers
continues. Many senior care companies are reporting a shortage of qualified caregivers.
Unemployed job hunters may consider beginning a career in senior care, as employment opportunities
will continue. The senior care industry has been identified as one of the top employers in the next decade.
“Senior caregiving involves many different job titles, including Certified Nursing Aides who are always
in demand at senior living facilities, including nursing homes, assisted living communities, hospices and
senior home care agencies,” continues Northcutt. Part-time positions are always available, in addition to
full-time positions as these companies must staff Certified Nursing Aides for day, evening and night
Caregiverlist.com provides online tools for senior caregivers and nursing assistants who may access a
caregiver job description, resume-writer, C.N.A. school directory and 10-hour online caregiver training.
Caregivers and C.N.A's may submit one job application on Caregiverlist.com, reaching all the senior care
companies in their area. Most senior care companies will hire from 2 to 8 new caregivers each week to
keep up with staffing needs.
Certified Nursing Aids must be staffed around-the-clock at nursing homes and hospitals and assisted
living communities offering care services, requiring an ongoing need for new trainees for these positions
to keep up with natural employee turnover.
Caregiving job positions include:
Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.)
Live-in Caregiver (Stays over-night for a few days at a time)
As seniors prefer to age-in-place in their home in many cities, warm climates also continue to attract
retirees from colder cities.
Top Cities for Senior Care Careers:
A caregiver job description along with a caregiver resume writer tool may be found on Caregiverlist.com.
Those interested in beginning a career as a caregiver or growing their caregiving career may also find a
C.N.A. school directory which includes admission requirements and read caregiving stories from other
professional caregivers to learn about the fulfillment of caregiving as a career.
No experience is required, beyond a caring personality, for beginning caregivers. All caregivers must pass
a professional background check and personal and business reference checks before becoming employed
as a senior caregiver. Submit a job application on Caregiverlist.com to be hired as a senior caregiver in
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