A Match Made in New York: Job Openings and Immigrants

Times Union

It is no secret that New York is facing an outmigration crisis. According to a report from the Empire Center for Public Policy, New York leads the nation in population decline. This decline is set to have disastrous effects on the state’s economy.

New York has over 470,000 open jobs across all sectors. The health care industry is still reeling from the pandemic, when 20% of all health care workers left the field. The number of jobs available in that field is outpacing the number of people available to fill them. According to a report from the Center for Health Workforce Studies at the University of Albany, there are an estimated 14,000 annual job openings for registered nurses alone.

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