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A new report shows shortages continue for a variety of professions across all health care settings which was highlighted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

“As the pandemic began to ease, I think people thought, well OK, shortages should ease right, and they haven’t,” said Jean Moore, who leads the Center for Health Workforce Studies.

That was reflected in an annual report compiled by the University at Albany’s CHWS studies from a variety of data sources.

“If you’re a provider trying to understand the workforce, you’re having to go all these different places,” program manager Robert Martiniano said. “So, we want to put all in one place.

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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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