Healthcare Industry Continues to Post Gains in a Down Economy

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Network of healthcare employment Web sites offers recruitment and career opportunities to address ongoing needs.

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Healthcare continued to add jobs in February, with a gain of 27,000. Job growth occurred in ambulatory healthcare (16,000) and in hospitals (7,000). Employment gains in the industry averaged 30,000 a month in 2008

Englewood, CO -- In the midst of a slowing economy and as unemployment climbs, many healthcare fields are still stable or thriving.

"Healthcare continued to add jobs in February, with a gain of 27,000. Job growth occurred in ambulatory healthcare (16,000) and in hospitals (7,000). Employment gains in the industry averaged 30,000 a month in 2008," the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported this and last month alongside news that the nation's overall number of unemployed individuals increased by 5 million over the last year.

In a specialized industry such as healthcare, online job boards fill a need for efficient employment solutions that quickly meet growing demand. HEALTHeCAREERS Network includes a portfolio of Web sites that help fill that need through MedHunters.com, bizjournals.com's™ 42 market sites, and career centers of more than 70 professional healthcare associations. The Network provides crucial healthcare employment opportunities during a time when many other industries are lagging.

"HEALTHeCAREERS Network presents a variety of different career opportunities for a broad spectrum of healthcare workers and candidates," said Wes Crews, Executive Vice President and General Manager of onTargetjobs Inc., the Network's parent company. "Thousands of jobs across different disciplines from hundreds of healthcare employers across the country can be found through our Network. With their jobs listed across more than 70 healthcare association Web sites, employers will locate a higher caliber of healthcare professional."

HEALTHeCAREERS additionally offers custom account features, email alerts, networking opportunities and other niche features as the industry continues to expand.

About HEALTHeCAREERS Network (http://www.healthecareers.com)

HEALTHeCAREERS Network specializes in online recruitment, advertising and career solutions for the healthcare industry. Through its Network of Web sites, including MedHunters, more than 70 association career centers and other distribution partners, HEALTHeCAREERS makes it easy for employers to recruit and retain qualified candidates and for job seekers to find the right positions.

HEALTHeCAREERS Network is an onTargetjobs company.

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Heather Sharp        
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onTargetjobs Inc.
720.833.7363

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