Crain’s New York Business

Health care organizations need to focus on creating pipelines for new talent, recruiting professionals, retaining and training workers, as well as making sure hospitals and home care agencies collaborate in order to repair the sector’s workforce issues, according to a new report…

Jean Moore, director of the Center for Health Workforce Studies, SUNY Albany, which worked on the report, said localizing initiatives is another key to success in both partnerships between organizations and workforce retention.

“What works in Plattsburgh might not work in New York City,” she said. “We can learn from each other but also recognize that geography matters and can influence what you decide to do.”

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A new report has found that jobs in health care have grown significantly in New York State. Researchers at the University of Albany determined that between 2000 and 2014 health care employment has more than doubled. The Center for Health Workforce Studies says health care accounts for about 12 percent of total employment in the state and continues to grow faster than all other sectors.

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