Monday Jump-Start: New Health Care Jobs Numbers

Happy Monday, readers! Take a minute to catch up on everything that happened last week with our Monday Jump-Start. Keep reading to see our top stories from last week, along with news items that caught our eye.

Start your week off with this gripping first-hand account from a patient who was saved by her home health care nurse—on the very first day of the job, no less. Wendy Lu wrote about her personal experience with life-saving home health care in The New York Times.

The latest national employment numbers were released last week, revealing the health care continued to be robust in its hiring, leading other sectors with 37,000 hires for the month of June. Overall, the U.S. added 220,000 jobs in June.

It’s no secret that the health care industry is in need of qualified workers, and the future of a strong job market could like in transitioning other industries, such as manufacturing, toward the health care field, Vox reported.

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The biggest buzz across the health care industry last week was Kindred Healthcare’s (NYSE: KND) that it had entered into an agreement to sell its skilled nursing assets for $700 million in cash.

We also reported that one regional home care provider, Pittsburgh-based Sunny Days In-Home Care, is in a growth spurt and recently added its first franchise location.

Written by Amy Baxter