Human Services


Human services employees laboring under 130% pay gap

Michael Weekes, president and CEO of the Providers' Council, said that pay for caretakers who work for community-based organizations still lags far behind that of those who are directly employed by the state despite recent action of the Baker...

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Workforce Woes Creating Crisis In State's Human Services, Advocates Tell Legislators

Michael Weekes, CEO of the Providers' Council, said many community service groups — which are often contracted almost entirely by the state for service but at a rate lower than directly employed state workers — have staff vacancies of 25 to 40...

Tags: Massachusetts, Human Services, Nonprofit Impact, Employment

Massachusetts Senate includes safe injection sites in opioid bill

"Many of these are low-paid positions that require significant education and training, and this program helps to recruit and retain these highly qualified people in our sector," said Michael Weekes, president and CEO of the Providers' Council,...

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Report: Competition with Massachusetts hampers private social service employment

Demand for services is increasing with an aging population, higher rates of autism and veterans returning from overseas, according to the council.

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Baker is latest governor to battle child welfare woes

“I’ve always felt that one of the toughest jobs in state government is the role of DCF, social workers, management, and staff,” said Michael D.

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Massachusetts settles lawsuit over rates for human service providers

"I think this settlement will be widely heralded by our provider community as an important victory not only for the community-based organizations that will be affected by it, but more importantly for the clients and the consumers who will...

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