The Center for Health Workforce Studies (CHWS) at the University at Albany School of Public Health recently announced the release of the New York State Health Workforce Planning Data Guide. The new website is an interactive, user-friendly tool that applies visualization techniques to data on health care in New York, including its workforce.

The data guide allows for comparisons by region or by county, and illustrates changes over time.

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Utica Observer-Dispatch

Health care is the area’s top private employer and that’s not expected to change any time soon. Kandis Harter works as talent acquisition manager for the area’s largest health care employer, the Mohawk Valley Health System. She doesn’t see hiring slowing up any time soon. “I’ll be out of a job if they do,” she quipped. The health system gets lots of applications for every job but struggles sometimes to find enough qualified applicants, she said.

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