Home Instead expects to hire 120 caregivers

  • Posted: Friday, June 21, 2013 10:12 a.m.

The Home Instead Senior Care office serving Cabarrus/Rowan County today announced that it expects to add 120 CAREGivers to its existing staff in 2013.

The local company’s anticipated growth is a key indicator of the increasing demand for home care professionals and the strength of the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of personal care aides is expected to grow by 70 percent from 2010 to 2020, much faster than the average for all occupations.

“The rate of aging adults is increasing faster than the economy, and talented caregivers are in great demand,” said Jena Hare, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office serving Cabarrus/Rowan County.

The majority of the positions will be part time, offering great flexibility to those managing busy schedules.

The growth of the Home Instead Senior Care franchise network is particularly good news for older Americans searching for second careers. Franchisees anticipate mature workers will fill many of the job openings. Currently, about 30 percent of the network’s employees are 60 and older. For many, serving as a Home Instead CAREGiver helps them fulfill personal desires to give back, while offering job flexibility frequently sought by retirees. Many part-time opportunities are available for those seeking to stay active professionally, at reduced hours.

“I have the most rewarding job of my life, making such a difference in the lives of others in need of care on many different levels on a day to day basis,” said Charlotte Hayes of Concord. “I can’t imagine doing anything else. We live among the elderly who are lonely and feeling sometimes worthless and hopeless with the situations in their lives. Our job is about helping them get through each day together. All it takes is stepping out of our comfort zone and joining a team willing to be a difference maker in our town, city, state and world. To us it’s personal.”

Home Instead CAREGiver positions also represent viable career paths for younger Americans who want to help others or pursue caregiving careers. Personal experiences inspired a large number of the current employees to pursue caregiving careers.

For more information about current employment opportunities, call 704-788-3399 or 704-636-2010 or visit www.homeinsteadseniorcare/103/.

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