According to a recent study, by 2025, the United States will face a shortage of more than 95,000 nursing assistants, 29,000 nurse practitioners and nearly a half-million home health aides. Healthcare is one of the few industries that is facing this kind of demand at such a rapid pace. Ultimately, these numbers could affect the quality and type of care patients receive.
Earlier this year, the Greater Tallahassee Chamber of Commerce conducted a survey of 15 local hospitals, physician practices and other medical providers and found that there are more than 2,200 open job vacancies in the Big Bend area. Through the Chamber’s Talent Pipeline Management Program, educational partners are working closely with medical employers to bridge the skills gap and fill jobs with qualified candidates.
On Saturday, July 30, the Tallahassee Chamber, and local partners will host a Community Healthcare Recruiting Fair at the Walker Ford Community Center. More than a dozen healthcare employers, educational institutions, and community organizations will be on-site to talk with job seekers about a career in healthcare, entry points at all levels, and support available to help individuals obtain training.
For more information and to RSVP, visit https://bit.ly/JulyHealthCareRecruitingFair.