At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, we help nurses get noticed and find jobs matching their qualifications at hospitals across the country. We simplify the hiring process at the industry’s leading healthcare facilities and establish careers that last a lifetime.
The June 2018 Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that 213,000 jobs were created last month, while the jobless rate rose to 4.0% largely because about 600,000 people entered the labor force. Economists polled by MarketWatch believe this indicates that the labor market is very healthy. Healthcare continued to be an economic driver of job creation, adding 25,200 new jobs in June, reaching a total of 309,000 over the course of the year.
We hope everyone had a safe and happy 4th of July! Our regional offices in Dallas and Houston celebrated the holiday with lots of laughter, food, and fun.
Our Sunrise office celebrated the upcoming 4th of July holiday with a free lunch of hotdogs, chips, and cupcakes! This lunch was sponsored by our Employee Advisory Group as part of our Summer of 2018 Celebration.
According to the recent Nurse Insights Study by HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, 55% of registered nurses are content to stay with their current employer, but 23% plan to leave and 22% are undecided. That’s a 45% risk of nurse turnover, which can not only disrupt patient care but also carries a high financial price — to the tune of $78 million in potential replacement and training costs.
Our San Antonio and Austin teams volunteered at the San Antonio Food Bank's Community Kitchen on the Haven for Hope campus. The group prepared food, packed lunches, cleaned the kitchen, and served dinner to 439 at-risk individuals and families residing at the shelter. The team says that meeting the people they were serving and listening to their stories was a humbling and moving experience.
At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions (HWS), we are driven by our desire to connect amazing people with career opportunities that fulfill their passion. Not only does this mean finding career opportunities for nurses and other healthcare professionals, but also for people interested in corporate career opportunities.
One of our most rewarding career paths at HWS is in the area of travel recruitment. Our travel recruiters are responsible for setting up nurses with travel assignments in cities across the country. As HWS is a fully-owned subsidiary of HCA Healthcare, our travel recruiters have unparalleled access to travel assignments at HCA facilities that nurses won't find anywhere else. Each travel assignment is about 13 weeks in length, so travel recruiters must help each nurse find a new assignment about four times per year, typically before the nurse's current assignment ends.
"Travel recruiting allows you the opportunity to change lives," says Joi Crockett, Director of Travel for HWS. "You are assisting in placing high demand healthcare professionals in understaffed hospitals to care for critically ill patients."
The U.S. workforce added 223,000 new jobs in May, nearly 17% higher than the 12 month average of 191,000. Healthcare was one of the largest contributors to this growth with an increase that was in line with the industry's monthly average. During this same time, the national unemployment rate fell from 3.9% to 3.8% while the healthcare unemployment rate remained unchanged.
May is Military Appreciation Month! We would like to thank all of the active, reserve, and veteran members of the armed forces who serve our country. We would also like to thank all the veterans who stopped by our booth at the Veterans Construction Job Fair to chat with two veterans of our own, Christopher Cannella and Olivier Civil.
Our Nashville team recently visited their local Ronald McDonald House! Together, the team cooked breakfast for the 30 families who were staying at the home. We'd like to thank our Nashville office for a job well done!