Experts say that makes sense because baby boomers are aging and more people are looking for ways to get care for chronic conditions in their own homes rather than nursing facilities. The jobs are largely low wage. The median pay for home health- and personal-care aides in 2010 was $9.70 an hour, or $20,170 a year, according to the BLS. The Labor Department says 90 percent of direct-care workers are women, and 50 percent are minorities. Is wage veto a win for Wal-Mart? Washington, D.C., Mayor Vincent Gray explains why he vetoed a bill that would require big box retailers to pay workers a minimum wage of $12.50.
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