Do You Think More Parents are Hiring Inexperienced Nannies for Less Money, or Spending More for Experienced, Quality Care?
With the Unemployment Rate for 16-to 24-Age Group the Highest Since World War II are Younger, Cheaper Nannies Taking All the Nanny Jobs?
Yesterday we explained that the Bureau of Labor Statistics confirms that in 2010, childcare workers averaged $19,300 per year compared to a national mean for all workers of $44,410.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics also confirms that wages for childcare workers have indeed DECREASED over the last few years.
Yesterday, some nannies commented that nanny web sites have lead to lower wages because parents that use nanny web sites are looking for a bargain. Are parents looking for a bargain when it comes to hiring a nanny, also cheap when it comes to paying their nanny wages?
An interesting article posted yesterday on the federicksburg.com web site explains that with the highest unemployment rate for 16-to-24 year olds since post-World War II, the nanny field is now filled with young workers.
The article, "Job scarcity steering some to baby-sitting" by Katie Thisdell explains, "With unemployment [so high] finding another job probably is difficult for young nannies."
The article states that, "caregivers in their late teens and early 20s seem to be using online networking sites such as care.com and sittercity.com. More than half of the 3,500 baby sitters on sittercity.com are between the ages of 18 and 25."
With easy-to-use, 24/7 access to web sites, parents can find thousands of young, relatively inexpensive nanny candidates that are willing to accept bargain rates online.
Do you think parents want to hire an inexperienced nanny for less money, or spend more for experienced, quality care?