Career center to help fill rising number of healthcare jobs

Career center to help fill rising number of healthcare jobs

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - If you're looking for work in the medical field there is a new career center you need to know about.

On Friday, Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer, along with hiring directors from local hospitals and other health care facilities, announced the opening of the KentuckyHealth Career Center, located at 746 S. Fifth Street.

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The center is a one-stop-shop facility connecting people to the rising number of health care jobs in the Louisville area.

Michael Gritton, with Kentuckiana Works, said, "Healthcare, every quarter that we've been profiling what's happening here, has the largest number of job openings, all across the spectrum. for people with just high school degrees. So all these companies have entry level jobs for you, many of them have opportunities for them to pay for you to move up once you demonstrate you're a great employee."

Recent data shows there are more than 3,500 health care jobs available in the area, some with starting salaries of $50,000 or more.

For more information about the KentuckyHealth Career Center, click here.

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