CARE.COM REPORTS SURGE IN DEMAND FOR CARE PROVIDERS
-- Seasonal Care Needs Drives Record Job Growth --
Waltham, MA, December 5, 2012 - Families' care needs peak during the busy holiday season and roll right into the new year, creating a wealth of job opportunities for care providers, according to Care.com (http://www.care.com/), the largest online care destination in the world.
From December 2011 to January 2012, Care.com noted a 66 percent increase in the number of new jobs posted across the board - from housekeeping and pet care, to senior care and special needs care. Tutoring saw the biggest spike in employment opportunities at 88 percent, while childcare came in a close second at 73 percent. During that same period, more than 1 new job was posted every minute.
When it comes to finding a job online, the options are simply overwhelming. And if you work in a specialized field such as childcare or senior care, generic job boards simply lack the wealth of opportunities for care providers, a growing industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics there were more than 1.2 million childcare worker jobs in 2010 alone.
At Care.com, a leading job engine for care providers, the number of matches facilitated by the Company this year alone in the U.S. has meant that hundreds of thousands of caregivers have found employment - and hundreds of thousands of people have been able to join, return to or remain in the workforce because their families and loved ones are well cared for.
"Professional caregivers are in hot demand by families in search of care and businesses that provide care services," said Sheila Lirio Marcelo, Founder and CEO, Care.com. "We know how challenging the job search can be so Care.com not only aggregates job opportunities for caregivers, but also provides an array of resources to assist them in their search."
For more information, visit www.care.com/jobs.
Founded in 2006, Care.com (www.care.com) is now the largest online care destination in the world with 7 million members spanning more than 15 countries. Care.com provides a forum for families seeking care support to easily connect with hundreds of thousands of care providers, share care giving experiences and get advice. The company helps families address the unique lifecycle of care needs that each family goes through - child care, including special needs, senior care, pet care, housekeeping and more. Care.com also provides tools and information to help families make safer and more informed decisions throughout the search and hiring process, including monitored messaging, access to background checks, recorded references, and an online safety guide.