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LeadingAge Colorado Workforce News

February 13, 2019

 

Quick Links:

  1. Who’s Getting Raises at Assisted Living Communities?
  2. Support for Geriatric Workforce Improvement Act
  3. Argentum Unveils Education Pipeline Connection for Senior Living Providers, Jobseekers
  4. Evaluating a Workforce Training Program Focusing on Ageism
  5. Employers Need to Address 'Caregiving Crisis,' Study Finds
  6. Older Workers Are Driving Job Growth as Boomers Remain in Workforce Longer
  7. Workforce Initiatives: What's Working?

Who’s Getting Raises at Assisted Living Communities?

How much are assisted living employees earning -- and who saw raises in last year in 2018?  Recently published by the Hospital & Healthcare Compensation Service (HCS), in cooperation with LeadingAge, the 21st annual Assisted Living Salary & Benefits Report is now available - order yours today!


Support for Geriatric Workforce Improvement Act

LeadingAge strongly supports S. 299, the Geriatric Workforce Improvement Act, introduced by Senators Susan Collins (R-ME) and Bob Casey (D-PA). Read more.

Argentum Unveils Education Pipeline Connection for Senior Living Providers, Jobseekers

Argentum announced a new web tool to help senior living professionals and jobseekers locate and connect with relevant college programs.

The Education Pipeline addresses a problem that industry leaders identified in Argentum surveys and listening sessions: although there are thousands of education programs across the country, it is very difficult to evaluate the range of programs in a particular region specific to senior living careers.


Evaluating a Workforce Training Program Focusing on Ageism

A new study will evaluate whether a video-based training program on ageism has any effect on workers’ self-reported attitudes about aging, and their behaviors, job satisfaction, and intent to leave the job. Read more.


Employers Need to Address 'Caregiving Crisis,' Study Finds

A Harvard Business School study determined employers underestimate employees' struggle to balance their professional and caregiving responsibilities, reports the Wall Street Journal. Nearly three-quarters of U.S. workers have some kind of caregiving responsibility, and 32 percent of that number say they have left a job because they were unable to balance...

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Older Workers Are Driving Job Growth as Boomers Remain in Workforce Longer

A study of Labor Department data published in The Liscio Report calculated that persons 55 and older comprised about half of all U.S. employment gains last year, even though they accounted for just 25 percent of the workforce, reports USA Today. Of the 2.9 million new jobs posted in 2018, 1.4 million were filled by baby boomers, while in December, 39.2...

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Workforce Initiatives: What's Working?

This QuickCast provides an overview of pressing workforce issues facing LeadingAge members and the promising practices and resources available to help address them. Listen now.