283,000 Jobs Added in Healthcare Within the Last Year

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 5th, 2011

  • Despite significant job losses in nearly all major industries, in April, 2011, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported that the healthcare sector of the economy is continuing to grow. Hospitals, long-term care facilities, and ambulatory care settings added 37,000 new jobs in March, the biggest monthly increase recorded by any employment sector. RNs, the largest  of the healthcare workforce, will likely be recruited to fill many of these positions. The BLS confirmed that 283,000 jobs have been added in the healthcare sector within the last year.
  • It’s time to begin the positive chatter about the increased hirings in the healthcare field. We nurses can spread these messages of hope…and soon the rest of the world may catch on!
  • To learn more of my nurse recruitment and retention strategies and/or to have me speak at our facility to increase morale, retention and recruitment, contact me.

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