Entries by Carolyn Dingee

The 2022 MITC DSP Winner

MITC has awarded a total of $5,000 to Direct Support Professionals (DSPs) who stand out and go above and beyond to provide exemplary service. MITC values the hard work put forth by DSPs everyday, and is hoping to show our appreciation through these prizes! After receiving 500+ nominations from hundreds of agencies, the 2022 winners of the […]

Rising Layoffs Provide Opportunity for Providers

Reprinted from Open Minds 9/8/2022 In health care, digital health companies have been hard hit over the past few months.  In fact, Digital Health Business & Technology recently reported that since June 1 of this year, 17 major health care-related companies have let go of a significant number of workers. In fact, the layoffs seem to be […]

3 Providers Win $600 for Best myMITC Landing Page

We know employees must go to the landing page to clock-in/out, complete documentation, access Client Profiles, request PTO, check schedules and more. Your landing page should be updated regularly to communicate your message to your employees. Engaged employees are better employees! MITC has awarded $600.00 in prizes to the customers with the best designed myMITC […]

Hiring and Labor Market Update

A lot of information has been published recently on the latest state of the labor market and hiring. Here are the highlights as it relate to agencies 428,000 jobs were added in April, marking the 12th straight month of gains exceeding 400,000 (Labor Department). Lower wage employers dominated the hiring market (Restaurants, hotels, leisure and […]

Workers Quit Jobs at Record Levels

The Wall Street Journal reported on January 5 that workers quit their jobs at a record rate in November while job openings remained close to highest-ever levels. As providers know, the US labor market remains very tight. These are the facts: 5 million quit their jobs in November The quit rate was 3% up from […]

What Happened to All the Workers?

Employers continue to struggle with hiring. So where did all the workers go? The Wall Street Journal reports that over 500,000 became self-employed in 2021. Currently 9.44 million workers are registered as self-employed. That is the highest total since 2008 after the financial crisis. Meanwhile, the US workforce remains 3% lower than before the pandemic. […]

Hiring Improves for Some

The Wall Street Journal recently reporting an uptick in hiring with almost 600,000 new people joining the US workforce in October. 1 million more people were employed in November than in October. The labor force participation rate rose to 61.8%, highest since March 2020 when the pandemic started. The labor force participation rate for women, […]