Labor Department Launches Site for Health Careers

A new “virtual career network” allows health care employees, and those who want to work in the field, to find out more about health jobs, and search for them. It’s a joint operation between the Labor Department in the U.S., and an association of community colleges. It was funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — the stimulus bill — and was built with content and other help from the Defense Department, the DirectEmployers Association, and others.

Goodwill, Jewish Vocational Services, and SER-Jobs for Progress National got grant money to help people at local training centers use the site; for example, to make sure there are enough Internet connections and career coaches.

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Job seekers can learn about health-related classes and career paths, and do job searches. I did searches for dental hygienist, physical therapist, and other jobs, and got some decent results from Kaiser and elsewhere, though some of the jobs it pulled were from 2011 and even 2010.


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