The demand for healthcare workers is growing, but the supply of workers has not kept pace. California has responded to this worker shortage by funding the Caregiver Training Initiative (CTI), part of the Governor’s Aging with Dignity Initiative. One focus of the initiative is on the labor market issues facing caregivers. In late 2000, California’s Health and Human Services Agency and the Employment Development Department (EDD) solicited UCLA to
conduct a labor market analysis of caregivers. The primary purpose of this labor market analysis is to develop a better understanding of the caregiver labor market and the dynamics associated with this market.