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The direct care workforce shortage in Minnesota

Below you will find information about state-sponsored workgroups, resources and other information related to the direct support professional workforce shortage crisis.

People who are interested in starting a rewarding career in direct care should check out the "Resources" section for information about jobs, certifications and other details to get started.

For more information about the job of a direct support professional (DSP), watch the short video, Direct Support: A Realistic Job Preview (ANCOR)

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If you have questions about DHS work related to the workforce shortage, or if you would like a resource added to this webpage, contact us through the DSD contact form.

Find more information about the direct care workforce shortage at the national level at, Workforce Initiative.

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