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New Hampshire’s Workforce Crisis

Posted: December 28, 2017

Over the past several years, there have been many efforts to study the problem of a workforce shortage in our state, particularly in the healthcare and community support industries.  Numerous commissions, advocacy groups, and government officials have weighed in on this challenge and made recommendations for how we might begin to solve this crisis.

I use the word crisis for a reason:  there are too few workers to meet the current needs of individuals with disabilities and those who are aging and need assistance, and all predictions point to a growing gap between the demand for workers and the supply of qualified individuals to provide the work.  In the absence of an adequate workforce, family members are bearing the brunt of the load by staying home to care for their loved ones.

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