Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Hospitals Face Dip in Employment

Hospitals Hit With Layoffs

For the first time since the recession began in December 2007, hospitals posted a decline in employment, following waves of mass layoffs that spiked in September and have remained higher than normal ever since, according to a Workforce Management report.

The health care sector overall grew in March by 13,500 jobs, a slowdown from the average growth rate of 30,000 jobs per month in 2008, as reported by Workforce Management.

Most of the growth was in ambulatory health care services, including physician offices, which added 3,200 workers in March, a gain of more than 0.1 percent for a workforce that stands at 2.31 million, according to the report.

See Joe Carlson's full article at Workforce Management.

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