Minnesota Direct Support Workforce 2018 Final Report
This is the final report of the results of statewide surveys of direct support organizations in Minnesota conducted to better understand wages, benefits, size, and scope of the direct support workforce. The direct support workforce is one of the highest-demand and anticipated growth sectors in the U.S. and Minnesota. Expansion of this workforce is impossible without significant improvements in worker recruitment, onboarding, development, and retention. These challenges impact individuals, families, and community providers who are finding it increasingly difficult to find and keep high-quality employees. Meeting the promises of the Minnesota Olmstead Act is directly related to being able to provide adequate support in the community, and direct support workers are the people who provide this support.