At HealthTrust Workforce Solutions, we help nurses find the right jobs to fit their lifestyles. We recently created an online quiz for nurses to explore new career opportunities based on their preferences and interests. Through more than 800 responses over a five-week period, here is what we learned.
The U.S. economy continued to rebound for the second consecutive month in a row by adding 228,000 jobs in November, showing strong signs of a healthy economy that has recovered after historic back-to-back hurricanes.
The healthcare sector accounted for nearly 13% of all job creation last month, contributing 29,500 jobs to the overall employment picture. November marked the 86th consecutive month of job growth, with the unemployment rate remaining unchanged at 4.1%.
The latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report indicates that economic activity has rebounded after experiencing hurricane-related disruptions the prior month, with 261,000 new jobs added in October.
Our next corporate HealthTrust Hero is Vice President of Interim Leadership Brandi Vines!
Brandi earned her HealthTrust Hero status through her tireless work with our recent Disaster Relief efforts to help those affected by Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma. As HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is an affiliate of HCA, our Disaster Relief efforts included finding nurses and other medical professionals who were willing to travel to HCA facilities in the affected areas to provide relief to their staff.
“When the opportunity to lead the HCA volunteer initiative emerged, Brandi was ready to roll up her sleeves with her team,” says Kristi Stark, Regional Vice President for HealthTrust’s Central Region. “She built up a program to support the focus on HCA full-time employees who were willing to help support the regions most impacted by Hurricane Harvey and Irma.”
While the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report revealed that U.S. payrolls lost 30,000 jobs in September, the healthcare sector continued to display steady growth, adding 22,500 jobs last month. The below-trend national job creation was likely impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
There is nothing quite like the crisp fall air that signals the arrival of autumn. And what better way to start a new season than with a new travel nursing assignment to a fresh destination! We’ve talked to our travel recruiters across the organization and compiled a list of their top destination recommendations.
September 18 – 24 is National Staffing Employee Week, a time to celebrate the contributions of workers who utilize staffing firms for their career opportunities. We would like to sincerely thank all of the clinicians who have chosen to work with HealthTrust.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is among the top 10 largest healthcare staffing agencies in the country, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. Our staffing professionals have placed more than 28,000 clinicians at more than 1,500 partner facilities nationwide. Although we are known for being an affiliate of HCA, our clinicians also have access to thousands of jobs at non-HCA facilities from coast to coast.
The U.S. economy continues to steadily expand, having created 156,000 new jobs during the month of August according to the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics Employment Report. Healthcare remains an economic bright spot, having contributed 20,200 jobs last month. Of the growth, 6,400 jobs were added within hospitals and another 11,000 were created in the ambulatory care setting. Overall healthcare has grown by more than 328,000 jobs over the year.
In any disaster, there are critical healthcare needs that must be addressed. Registered nurses and other medical professionals consistently demonstrate their selfless dedication to improving the lives of others by answering the call to serve when crisis situations arise.
HealthTrust Workforce Solutions is looking for healthcare professionals who would like to be part of our Disaster Response Team. Our Disaster Response Team members will be deployed to our parent company HCA's healthcare facilities within regions in the United States that have recently experienced devastation, such as in the aftermath of a hurricane.
The U.S. economy added 222,000 jobs in the month of June, with the healthcare industry accounting for 16% of the growth. This was the largest job growth seen in the past four months. Of the 36,500 healthcare jobs added last month, nearly three-quarters (26,000) were within the ambulatory care setting. Jobs in the acute care setting grew by 11,700 in June. As an industry, healthcare has contributed 24,000 jobs on average per month in 2017.