By Ilana Lowery | Glendale Star
Health care is a thriving sector in the West Valley, and by all accounts, the region’s industry boom has only just begun.
Consider that roughly 36% of the health care workers in Maricopa County live in the West Valley, according to Sintra Hoffman, president and CEO of WESTMARC. That’s about 41,000 skilled health care workers.
Therefore, hiring professionals for medical facilities and hospitals — particularly as the COVID-19 pandemic drags on — can turn their attention to the West Valley as they seek to hire the talent that they need to staff positions from administrative and general practice to specialists and surgeons.
Trevor Stokes, CEO at the Partnership for Workforce Innovation, said health care is the largest private-sector employer across Maricopa County. While health care is a broad industry, one example of its impact on the Valley is that 1 in every 5 sector jobs is in a hospital.