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Local Solutions with National Applications to Address Health Care Industry Labor Shortages
New government investments will address labor shortages in the healthcare industry.
A series of investments totaling more than $43 million to counter health care labor shortages is under way. The U.S. Department of Labor has taken part in forums with health care industry leaders, educators, and the public workforce system.
DOL has sought to understand and implement industry-identified strategies to confront critical workforce shortages. It has listened at sessions conducted by associations representing thousands of health care institutions, and considered viewpoints expressed in-person by over 300 health care leaders. Solutions that have been adopted as a result of eight forums will act as national models through the President's High Growth Job Training Initiative.
This set of solutions cuts across the national labor needs of the health care industry in acute care, long term care, allied health care professions, as well as the unique challenges facing rural areas. It focuses on specific as well as the broader range of challenges in the health care arena, including:
Overall, grants totaling more than $43 million are being funded across the nation. They are intended to provide genuine solutions, leadership, and models for partnerships that can be replicated in different parts of the country. The U.S. Department of Labor anticipates offering additional grants in a competitive process later this year.
New Funding Opportunity: New Funding
Opportunity: The Employment and Training Administration (ETA)
announced the availability of funds to address workforce
challenges in the Healthcare and Biotechnology industries as
identified through the President's High Growth Job Training
This article is from the United States Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration. To read more visit www.doleta.gov.
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