There are more than 300 maids in the U.S. with more than 1,500 working as kitchen assistants, cooks, dishwashers, dishwashing assistants, dishwasher operators and dishwasher assistants, according to a new survey by the National Domestic Workers Alliance (NDWA).
While many employers are hiring, there is no shortage of vacancies.
The NDIW survey shows that women make up almost 40 percent of the domestic work force.
More than two-thirds of employers surveyed say they’re looking for domestic helpers or other women who have been trained in the field.
The survey also found that employers expect their domestic workers to be loyal to them and that they can earn up to $2,000 a week.
The median wage for domestic workers is $2.60 an hour, according the National Employment Law Project (NELP), a labor-rights organization.
The average pay is $7.00 an hour in New York City, where workers make up about 22 percent of domestic workers.
Nelp has called on the U to increase its domestic workers minimum wage from $1.10 an hour to $1 an hour.
It also says the federal government should provide funding for training and mentoring programs to help women in the industry.
In a statement, the NDLW called on employers to help domestic workers and to hire more women as cooks and dishwashing attendants, while providing safe and supportive housing.
The organization also wants the federal minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour by 2020.
“We are urging the U.”s Labor Department to pass legislation that would provide a wage floor for domestic labor workers, increase their hours of work, improve housing conditions and provide more job security,” NDLWA President Michelle Robinson said.