Good News: Lots of Jobs Available in Philly. But They're All in Health Care

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The Philadelphia Business Journal reports there are 6,000 jobs available in town. But they're mostly confined to a narrow range of work: "Many of the companies that reported significant job openings were hospitals, health-care-related or life sciences companies. Many of the jobs these organizations are seeking to fill are nurse practitioners, physicians, occupational therapists, clinical workers, information-technology positions, managers, sales and support staff.Even with big numbers being tossed around, employers and analysts alike caution against early celebration. Many of companies that profess to have openings are also waiting to see what happens with federal policy changes — namely reforms of health care and financial industries. “There are a lot of determinates in hiring. There’s going to be caution on the part of banking and health-care companies because they’re subject to reform [measures]. They want to see what happens before acting,” said economist Ryan Sweet."

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