Aug-19-14 New Jersey Labor Department Highlights Careers in Health Care
PARSIPPANY, N.J., Aug. 19. 2014 _ New Jersey’s Department of Labor and Workforce Development, the state’s Health Care Talent Network and the Morris-Sussex-Warren Workforce Investment Board hosted a Health Care Career Exploration Fair today to highlight the industry sector’s vast career options.
The event, held at the Morris County Public Safety Training Academy, allowed job-seekers to access health care career information, receive guidance on seeking a career in the industry and provided them with an opportunity to network with others in the health care field. Visitors also were offered opportunities for health screenings related to skin cancer, blood pressure, cholesterol, vision, hearing and dental needs.
“Throughout the recessions, one industry sector continued to add jobs in New Jersey. That was the health care industry. The employment possibilities are varied and extensive, particularly in the Garden State. That is why this industry sector is one of the seven my department has targeted with our Talent Networks,” said state Labor Commissioner Harold J. Wirths.
The New Jersey Health Care Talent Network (NJ HCTN) is funded by the Department of Labor and Workforce Development through a grant to Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations. The Talent Network serves as a comprehensive resource for employers, individual jobseekers, and education and workforce development providers in the health care industry.
“We are organizing this event specifically for job-seekers interested in a career in the state’s growing health care industry,” says Padma Arvind, director of the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network. “We want to connect job-seekers to the places where they can be educated, trained, and employed.”
The state’s seven talent networks connect employers, job seekers, the state’s One-Stop Career Centers, and educational institutions to achieve the common goal of helping job-seekers develop relevant skills that lead to employment opportunities, help employers find qualified employees and to provide job-seekers with training and educational opportunities that lead sustainable employment.
To learn more about thttp://careerconnections.nj.gov/he Talent Networks, explore http://careerconnections.nj.gov/ or go directly to: http://careerconnections.nj.gov/.
The health care sector in New Jersey offers opportunities for employment at all levels of education and experience. From 1990 through 2012, the health care sector added 180,600 new jobs in New Jersey, which has more than 200 hospital establishments and nearly 20,000 ambulatory care facilities.
To find more about the New Jersey Health Care Talent Network, call 848-445-9436 or go to: http://www.hctn-nj.org.