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Health care jobs continue to open up
Hanford Sentinel

Kings County’s 10 percent unemployment rate is expected to shrink as more than 2,300 health care jobs are added over the next nine years, according to a recent economic report.

The new health care jobs are 3 percent more than the current number in Kings County. About half of the jobs are planned for registered nurses, licensed vocational nurses, certified nursing assistants and medical assistants.

The report by Applied Development Economics, a Walnut Creek economics research agency, was commissioned by the Kings County Economic development Corporation (EDC) to plan for future areas of job growth.