Opinion Piece Says California Equipped To Handle Looming Health Care Workforce Shortage
In a Sacramento Bee opinion piece, Cathy Martin -- vice president of workforce policy for the California Hospital Association and a member of the California Community Colleges Board of Governors Task Force on Workforce, Job Creation and a Strong Economy -- writes, "California has the components to eliminate the [health care] workforce gap. With an unemployment rate hovering around 6%, we have the labor pool" and "a strong community college system to train it." She notes that the task force has developed 25 recommendations to improve the workforce, including two that "will be most helpful to California's hospitals," and "urges" Californians to review them.
- "California Can Train Enough Health Workers" (Martin, "Soapbox," Sacramento Bee, 10/27).