Quick Stats: Caregivers in the workforce
Nationally, caregivers make up nearly 30% of the workforce. 
42% of Gen Xers and 33% of baby boomers are “sandwich generation” caregivers who care for children and aging parents at the same time. 
How employers can support working caregivers
A growing number of employers recognize the significant responsibilities that caregiving places on their workforce, and they are finding creative ways to support their caregiving employees including:
|Flexibility and Paid Time Off||
|Care Delivery Services||
|Information, Education and Consultation||
|Caregiver Health and Wellness||
What Massachusetts is doing to encourage age-friendly workplaces
Through the Governor’s Council to Address Aging in Massachusetts, the Commonwealth is looking at ways to encourage age-friendly workplaces that support caregivers. Visit their website for more information.
Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition
In collaboration with leaders from business, health care and education, the Executive Office of Elder Affairs and the Massachusetts Business Roundtable supported the launch of the Massachusetts Caregiver Coalition, a cohort of employers joining together to elevate the needs of unpaid family caregivers across the Commonwealth.
The November 2019 launch of the Coalition was marked by the release of the Massachusetts State of Care Report and Massachusetts Employer Toolkit to raise awareness of family caregiving as a workforce opportunity and provide employers with resources and ideas for supporting their workforce.