CROOKS are providing illegal immigrants with fake passports and documents to land jobs caring for the vulnerable in a plot exposed by The Sun. The criminals were able to supply our investigators with a “full package” of bogus documents under a false name — including a Kenyan passport, UK residency permit, National Insurance letter and utility bills — for just £400. A staff member at Reliable Care Services, based in Chadwell Heath, East London, acted as a fixer — supplying our investigator with details of cohorts who could provide the dodgy documents. The agency supplies staff to charities and organisations including Mencap, homeless group St Mungo’s, housing body Metropolitan Thames Valley and The Westminster Society, which supports those with learning disabilities. The scam means their vulnerable clients could have been cared for by staff whose criminal backgrounds were unchecked. And it could mean workers who arrived in the UK … [Read more...] about Crooks selling fake IDs to illegal immigrants to land care jobs working with elderly and vulnerable
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Nine years into a robust economic expansion, with Minnesota’s unemployment rate at historic lows, the number of people on public health insurance for the poor is still at historic highs. Back in 2013, when Minnesota’s unemployment rate was 5 percent, the state had 740,000 people on Medical Assistance, also known as Medicaid. Since then, unemployment has fallen to 2.8 percent, while Medicaid rolls have grown every year, reaching 1.1 million. The result is that, despite the strongest economy in a generation, roughly 1 in 5 Minnesotans qualify for subsidized health coverage. That economic puzzle was compounded this month when the state released its latest budget forecast. It predicts that Medicaid growth will decelerate starting in 2019, the first sign of a slowdown since the Great Recession, but says total enrollment will not shrink in the next five years. One reason for the program’s growth is that Minnesota deliberately expanded Medicaid under the federal Affordable … [Read more...] about Minnesota has plenty of jobs, but health insurance? No
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Jamie L. LaReau Detroit Free Press Published 6:00 AM EDT Oct 9, 2018 Two years ago General Motors hired engineer Annette Diver even though she'd taken a 15-year hiatus to raise her sons. As she prepared to re-enter the workforce, she realized a lot had changed. "Everybody sounded like they had their own language. They were all talking in acronyms," Diver said. "It was as if I had to learn 100 more processes to do my job." Likewise, the advanced technology was intriguing, but intimidating. "We didn’t have 3D printers," said Diver, 49. "Now 3D printers can make engines that run oil through them. We didn’t even have the World Wide Web when I was an engineer in the '90s. We had computers, but nothing like now ... a whole vehicle can be put together right there on the screen.” To help Diver, — and others like her who have taken two or more years off from … [Read more...] about GM re-entry program helps older workers return to the job
ACCRA, Ghana — It had been 12 years since Rita Sarpong went home to Ghana. She’d missed siblings’ weddings, the births of nieces and nephews, even the death of her father, sacrificing time with her own family so that she could help frail, aging Americans stay at home with theirs.Almost up to the moment she boarded the plane, Sarpong was working nearly around the clock. A home health aide, she cared for a 90-year-old retired insurance agent with severe arthritis by day. Then at night, she drove from Newton to Wrentham to look after a woman in her 80s who was prone to falling. Related Links Stranger in the house That made for 104 hours a week of work that was equal parts tedious, stressful, exhausting, and essential. After she reached Logan Airport, dragging three suitcases loaded with gifts for her family — mainly used clothes from her closet — Sarpong collapsed in her seat. For the next nine hours, as food carts rolled by carrying lunch, dinner, … [Read more...] about PIPELINE FROM AFRICA: Recent immigrants do much of the low-paying, back-breaking work of caring for frail Americans at home. Back home, they’re seen as success stories.