In 2006, the German state of North Rhine-Westphalia began hiring prostitutes as nursing home caregivers. In an attempt to get sex trade workers off the streets and into the widely understaffed nursing home industry, they offered dozens of prostitutes the chance to train for a new career. The program coordinator said the use of prostitutes was ‘an obvious move,’ because they have ‘good people skills, aren’t easily disgusted, and have zero fear of physical contact.’ Source