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Old 12-31-2018, 12:58 PM   #76 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Xist View Post
I do not think there are many job opportunities, so are people preferring to work at McDonald's to helping people with special needs, or are they just not working?
Care workers receive low pay for a few reasons. The jobs are usually low skill and don't require any significant certification. Care providers usually have a passion for the work too, and I think that is taken advantage of. Finally, it's super expensive to provide care, and especially skilled care to those who need it. Costs must be kept as low as possible, or people wouldn't be able to afford it in the first place.

The entry level factory jobs around here pay about $15/hr, so there's plenty of work at that price point for those who can pass a drug/criminal screening and show up to work on time.
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