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So where exactly ARE new jobs being created?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the healthcare industry added 30,000 new jobs to the USA’s economy last month (August 2011).

This fact seems to support previously-released research from the BLS suggesting that 26 percent of all new jobs created in the U.S. economy between 2008 and 2018 will be in the healthcare and social assistance industry. This industry—which includes public and private hospitals, nursing and residential care facilities, and individual and family services—is expected to grow by 24 percent, or 4 million new jobs. Employment growth will be driven by an aging population and longer life expectancies.

Last month alone, hospitals added about 7,700 jobs, and nursing and residential facilities grew by 3,900 jobs.  The unemployment rate for healthcare and education services combined (which is how the BLS reports it) for August is 6.3 percent, a bit lower than the 6.7 percent rate from August of last year and significantly lower than the overall USA unemployment rate of 9.1 percent.

Wanting to learn more about the healthcare industry and career trends from a Charlotte-centric point of view?

ProNet Charlotte (the terrific, “no-fee” group that provides displaced professionals with innovative tools, resources and networking opportunities to advance their job search) is hosting an “Employer Series” tomorrow morning (Thursday, September 15 from 10:00 am – 11:30 pm at the CPCC Harris Campus in Charlotte)) featuring human resources professionals from the following healthcare-related companies:

  • Carolinas HealthCare System
  • Premier, Inc.
  • Curo Health Services

The leaders from these 3 organizations will be:

  • Discussing employment trends in the healthcare industry
  • Addressing hiring needs for their own companies
  • Providing insights into required “hard” and “soft” skills
  • Sharing advice on how to “break into” the industry
  • Dispelling myths pertaining to employment in the healthcare industry

Mark Weber (DARTON GROUP co-founder and Managing Partner) is volunteering his time to facilitate tomorrow’s healthcare panel discussion.

Interested in participating?

Visit ProNet Charlotte by clicking here.  Registration (free) is required.

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