Bill can be part of solution to attracting, retaining Maine direct care workers

Portland Press Herald

Not surprisingly, we’re now hearing that traditionally employed people, mostly women, are leaving the workforce to take care of older relatives. According to a report just released by the Maine Center for Economic Policy, “The High Cost of Undervaluing Direct Care Work,” our failure to adequately pay direct care workers is keeping more than 8,000 people out of Maine’s labor force at a cost of over $1 billion per year.

Click here to read the full story, first published May 15, 2023 in the Portland Press Herald.