Fueled by an aging and growing population, hiring in the health care industry has steadily added an average of 20,000 jobs each month over last year.* To help health care employers fill these open positions, CareerBuilder has launched MiracleWorkers.com, a site that connects health care organizations and qualified workers.
CareerBuilder’s mid-year health care forecast reveals that health care employers plan to continue to hire workers throughout the second half of the year. More than four-in-ten (44 percent) health care organizations said they plan to hire new employees in the months of July through December. The survey was conducted between May 18 and June 3, 2010, among more than 270 health care employers.
Health care employers plan to hire both full-time and part-time workers to help meet the demand for qualified staff. More than one-third (34 percent) said they plan to hire full-time workers in the second half of the year, while 28 percent said they plan to hire part-time or contract employees. In addition, health care is one of the top industries to report a skills deficit, with 63 percent of hiring managers in large healthcare organizations stating they have a shortage of qualified workers.
Employers can find qualified workers in a variety of different fields by using newly launched MiracleWorkers.com, a site and online network that connects job seekers and health care employers. MiracleWorkers.com uses a wide network of specialized health care job sites, such as WorkInNursingJobs.com and WorkInCriticalCare.com to reach highly targeted audiences with employers’ jobs and branding.
Many health care organizations have posted numerous jobs on MiracleWorkers.com in dozens of different areas, from surgical jobs to laboratory jobs to medical office jobs. Non-medical positions are also available on the site with health care organizations of all sizes. MiracleWorkers.com allows job seekers to search opportunities by location and position and to apply for jobs, learn more about health care, explore education opportunities and get career advice.
“Health care organizations often need to hire staff quickly, in a variety of areas, to meet the growing needs of their patients,” said Ben Jablow, managing director of MiracleWorkers.com. “The demand for qualified health care workers continues to be high, as one-third of organizations we surveyed said they currently have open positions for which they can’t find qualified candidates. MiracleWorkers.com helps health care organizations meet that demand quickly by finding the right talent for their wide range of open positions.”
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, June 2010 Employment Situation
This survey was conducted online within the U.S. by Harris Interactive© on behalf of CareerBuilder.com among 277 U.S. health care workers (employed full-time; not self-employed; non government); ages 18 and over between May 18 and June 3, 2010 (percentages for some questions are based on a subset of U.S. health care employers, based on their responses to certain questions). With a pure probability sample of 277 one could say with a 95 percent probability that the overall results have a sampling error of +/- 5.89 percentage points. Sampling error for data from sub-samples is higher and varies.
MiracleWorkers.com is a division of CareerBuilder that connects job seekers with health care employers. The opportunities span all experience levels and are posted by health care organizations of all sizes, categories and U.S. locations. Job seekers can instantly apply to positions and learn more about specific hospitals and organizations in the health care industry. Health care employers can post job opportunities, promote their employment brands and quickly evaluate candidates’ qualifications. For more information, visit www.MiracleWorkers.com.