|[April 23, 2012]
CHA Career Fairs Continue to Rock the Rocky Mountain Region
GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo. --(Business Wire)--
Despite the Great Recession's dismal effects on the overall labor
market, the health care industry has continued to add jobs. In fact,
health care openings across the nation have averaged more than 100,000
monthly over the last eight calendar quarters.
"For Americans seeking stable, rewarding career paths, health care has
truly been the country's bright spot for many years," said Michael
Scott, vice president of Shared Services at the Colorado Hospital
Association (CHA). "From clinical positions to information management,
health care offers a wide range of exciting and reliable opportunities.
CHA is proud to play an active role in connecting employers and
candidates at our career fairs."
CHA hosts career fairs every spring and fall (learn more at www.healthcarecareers.cha.com).
Its latest event on Apr. 16 in the Denver Tech Center attracted nearly
700 people interested in meeting with 16 employers from throughout
Colorado-double the number of exhibiting employers and three times the
number of candidates as the same event a year ago.
Exhibiting employers covered a broad spectrum of the health care
industry, from community hospitals to the military. "The CHA career
event was a great opportunity to get a pulse on the job-seeker market,"
said Sonja Bren, RN, BSN, director of recruitment at HealthONE. "The
attendees were ealth care-focused and many were qualified for current
openings at our facilities."
"We were very pleased with the many different health fields represented,
with job openings for nurses and physicians to business experts,
pharmacists and more," said Sgt. Steven R. Kuberek, health professions
liaison with the U.S. Air Force. "We saw a great range of candidate
experience as well, from new graduates to seasoned professionals."
"Health care is all about human interaction," said Scott. "In our
technology-reliant world, we still think it's important to create
opportunities for employers and candidates to connect in person. CHA is
committed to growing these events, and continuing to play an integral
role in employers' recruiting strategies throughout the Rocky Mountain
Part of the National Healthcare Career Network (www.NHCNnetwork.org),
an alliance of nearly 300 health care associations, CHA was joined at
the career fair by the Association of Perioperative Nurses and the
American Association of Professional Coders. Being a partner in the NHCN
provides employers using CHA's career center with targeted reach across
13 health care specialties. "It's a cost-effective and efficient way to
recruit top talent, both locally and across the country," said Scott.
"Our career fairs are designed to leverage the strength and diversity of
the NHCN for health care organizations right here in Colorado."
About the Colorado Hospital Association
The Colorado Hospital Association (CHA) represents 95 member hospitals
and health systems throughout Colorado. CHA partners with its members to
work towards health reform and performance improvement, and provides
advocacy and representation at the state and federal level. Colorado
hospitals and health systems are committed to providing coverage and
access to safe, high-quality and affordable healthcare. In addition,
Colorado hospitals have a tremendous impact on the state's economic
stability and growth, contributing to nearly every community across the
state with more than 71,000 employees statewide. For more information,
About the National Healthcare Career Network
Established in 2008, the NHCN is an integrated alliance of nearly 300
health care trade associations and professional societies, which
represent over 2.5 million members. Built on a shared technology
platform, which enables auto-distribution of job postings to relevant
Network partner sites, the NHCN's mission is to connect employers with
highly qualified candidates in 13 specialized disciplines. For
information on the NHCN, contact Carol Barber, Managing Director, at
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