A caregiver pushes an elderly woman in a wheelchair

DirectConnect was created to address the growing need for additional direct care workers in NH and to improve training and educational opportunities for workers pursuing careers in this field.

Direct care workers make a difference in the lives of others by providing the personal support and care that assists individuals in maintaining independence and connection with their community. If you are looking for a fulfilling career that is satisfying, life-enriching, and flexible, direct care may be for you. Join this exciting and growing field. Whether you’ve already chosen a career path in direct care, or you want to explore your options and decide what is right for you, we have the resources to assist you.

Why Direct Care?

If you've been thinking about a career change, like working with people and want a flexible schedule, a career in direct care might be just what you're looking for! direct care is an exciting and growing field for compassionate, reliable, communicative, creative, and ethical people – people like you. Job security, flexibility, personal satisfaction and opportunities for advancement are important to people in direct care. If they are important to you, it’s time to take control of your future and join the thousands of outstanding care providers in the direct care workforce – today!

Whether you are beginning or working to advance your career in direct career the opportunities are limitless. For more information about work in the direct care field take a moment to watch the video below of direct care workers discussing their jobs. You can also subscribe to the Center on Aging and Community Living newsletter for more information on training opportunities.

Employment Resources

NH Works

In addition to job listings, the many NH Works career centers throughout the state offer education and training resources at no or minimal cost. Reference books, videos, career projections, employer profiles, newspaper help wanted ads and labor market information are all available in each of the NH Works Job and Information Center libraries. The centers also hold workshops for technical assistance on preparing resumes and cover letters, job search workshops, employment counseling, aptitude and skills testing, and career exploration tools.

The NH Works Job Match System

The NH Works Job Match System lists jobs and matches job seekers with employers. You can register with the system and post your skills and qualifications so employers can see them or you can simply browse all of the jobs available.

NH Employment Security

NH Employment Security (NHES) is a federally funded state agency that supports workers through times of unemployment, matches job seekers with employers, provides employers with information and assistance to build a quality workforce, and provides businesses and individuals with the information they need to adapt to a changing economy.