The U.S. economy created 164,000 new jobs in July and the unemployment rate remained unchanged at 3.7% nationally. The healthcare sector added 30,400 jobs, with nearly all job creation occurring within ambulatory care settings.
Our Account Managers, Division Vice Presidents, Regional Vice Presidents, Clinical Operations team and more gathered at our Sunrise corporate office last week for training and discussion on how we can build stronger partnerships with the healthcare facilities we serve. In addition, the groups engaged in team building activities and social mixers to further strengthen their partnerships with each other. The event was facilitated by our Professional Development Group.
Congratulations to Quincey Barnard, RN, on earning a DAISY Award! Quincey is a HealthTrust nurse who works in the ICU at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita, Kansas, and was presented with the award by this facility.
Quincey was nominated by the daughter of a patient who felt that he went the extra mile to help her family in their time of need:
Congratulations to our Dallas Staffing team for earning Office of the Quarter for Q1 2019! These team members showed tremendous dedication to their nurses by helping them find more shifts, dedication to their facilities by helping them meet their needs, and dedication to their patients by helping them receive the highest quality of care.
At HealthTrust, our job is to take as good of care of our nurses as they do of their patients. That's why we're proud to introduce our HWS Rewards Program!
Our newly-launched HWS Rewards Program incorporates our signature $500 Quarterly Bonus and Refer a Friend programs into one comprehensive rewards program. Nurses can earn more money by picking up additional shifts and everyone can earn by introducing their friends to HealthTrust Workforce Solutions. It’s that easy!
The U.S. economy rebounded in June, adding a robust 224,000 jobs and breaking the record for the longest period of economic growth in U.S. history. June’s hiring ramp up added three times as many new jobs as the previous month. The unemployment rate ticked up slightly, reaching 3.7% nationally and 2.6% within healthcare.
The U.S. economy added 75,000 jobs in May and the unemployment rate remained near a 50-year low of 3.6%. The healthcare industry contributed one-fifth of all jobs last month, adding 15,700 jobs. Ambulatory healthcare continued to dominate job growth within the healthcare sector, adding 12,200 jobs. Hospital payrolls grew by 3,000.
Happy National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day! In 1991, Congress declared the first Tuesday in June to be National Healthcare Recruiter Recognition Day — celebrated on Tuesday, June 4th this year.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions recognizes that our healthcare recruiters work tirelessly to find the best clinicians and interim leaders for healthcare facilities across the nation. Without their help, HWS would not have been able to put 25,000 clinicians to work!
Our Nashville office hosts a monthly contest for our local staffing specialists called Staffing Star! Each month, our specialists accumulate points for going above and beyond with helping nurses to book shifts, processing referrals, helping nurses to find new shifts in the event of a cancellation, and more.
Recruiters at our South Florida corporate headquarters recently received comprehensive recruitment training! These trainings are held at HWS offices across the country to demonstrate our commitment to operational excellence and cultivating a high-performance culture. Each training is hosted by HWS Vice President of Professional Development John Ruffini.