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[Excerpt] Filling vacancies and retaining workers in shortage areas such as nursing and other allied health occupations remains a challenge in today’s healthcare industry. At the same time, low-wage workers in the healthcare industry often lack the educational credentials necessary to move into higher-paying occupations. This study seeks to understand the role of multi-employer joint labor-management healthcare worker training in meeting the needs of employers for career ladder advancement in their incumbent workforce. The study focuses on hospital employers and their experience with strategies for the advancement of low-wage and entry level workers into healthcare career pathways.


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Klingel, S. & Lipsky, D. (2010). Joint labor-management training programs for healthcare worker advancement and retention [Electronic version]. Ithaca, NY: Cornell University, ILR School, Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution.

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