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7 communities picked for federal healthcare job program
Becker's Hospital Review

The White House has chosen seven communities as pilot sites for its new Health Career Pathways program, a federal initiative aimed at expanding career pathways and connecting Americans to healthcare jobs, according to The Sacramento Bee.

In the next decade, 3.5 million new U.S. jobs will be created in the healthcare sector, while today hundreds of thousands of entry-level and middle-skilled roles in healthcare are sitting unfilled, the White House said.

Under the federal government’s new initiative, seven communities across the U.S. — which contain 15 health systems, 11 community colleges and systems, seven workforce boards and 12 community-based organizations — will adopt a common career pathways model and support more than 1,000 disadvantaged Americans with training and placement into jobs with approaches such as paid internships and career counseling.