Thousand Caregivers Needed in America in 2017; Could Reach 1M in 2030

Pilipino Workers Center (PWC) executive director Aquilina Soriano Versoza based in Los Angeles said that the demand for personal care workers will spike as the number of retirees increase.

"The baby boomers are in the retirement age, and everyday about 10,000 people per day turn 65 in this country. It's growing exponentially, and the need for care is growing exponentially as well," Versoza added.

He also said "America First" Policy may have some repercussions especially among the undocumented.

U.S. State Department Deputy Spokesperson Mark Toner said the U.S. will continue to work with the Philippines on issues concerning Filipino immigrants.

"It's one of our core relationships certainly in Asia. But even beyond that, it is a relationship that is defined by many thousands of Filipino-Americans who have made home in our country but remained culturally tied to the Philippines," Toner said. 

Although some are still worrying because of Trumps’ “America First” Policy, Washington reassures that Filipinos will not be affected by the said policy.


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