Federal Workforce Development Programs: A New Opportunity for Recruiting and Retaining Direct Care Workers in the Long-Term Care Field


The purpose of this report is to describe five federal workforce development programs and how some long-term care agencies and service providers use them to improve the recruitment and retention of direct care workers. The five programs are: (1) the Workforce Investment Act; (2) the Perkins Act; (3) Temporary Assistance for Needy Families; (4) Job Corps; and (5) National Registered Apprenticeships. [45 PDF pages]

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