Thursday, August 25, 2011

Health care: Minorities wanted

Posted By on Thu, Aug 25, 2011 at 4:07 PM

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It's a difficult time to get a job, no matter who you are. But it's especially difficult if you happen to be a minority, or young.

While the national unemployment rate for white Americans was 8.1 percent in July, it was 15.9 percent for black Americans. Hispanics also hold jobs at lower rates than whites.

Young people aren't doing any better. In July, only 59.5 percent of youths (ages 16 to 24) had a job; that's the lowest July rate on record.

So what are young people of color supposed to do in this economy? Well, as the Baby Boomer generation continues to age, health care looks to be a good bet for a future career.

A medical career fair specifically geared toward minorities aims to help interested people learn more about careers in medicine. The good news? It's not until November, so there's plenty of time to plan ahead.

Check out the flier for more information: Career_Poster_Final_2011.pdf

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