eco wk 6 assignment - Labor Market Research 1 Labor Market...

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Labor Market Research 1 Labor Market Research Lisa McClure Axia College of University of Phoenix ECO 205 Nathan Janysek October 26, 2008
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Labor Market Research 2 America’s health care system depends on nurses more than any other workers; this is the case in the state of Tennessee. More and more nurses are needed every year. As our population ages, a bigger share has health care needs as stated in this web site www.cmht.com . The web site states that Schools of Nursing prepare a nursing work force that mirrors the demographics of the state’s population targeting Hispanic and African-Americans. Middle-skill jobs, which require more than high school, but less than a four-year degree, make up the largest part of America and Tennessee’s labor market (www.workforcealliance.org, 2007). This would include residents of TN that have a CNA licenses (CNA is also known as Certified Nursing Assistant). Between 2004 and 2014, more than 1.2 million nursing positions will become open, either to meet the growing demand for medical care or to replace nurses who retire or leave the field (www.cmht.com, 2006). In 2001, the U.S. Government Accountability Office in TN concluded that poor job satisfaction— including low pay—was the key to an emerging nurse shortage. Stated by www.workforcealliance.org, 2007, “Over the late 1990s and into 2000, nurses’ pay did not increase at all, although some hospitals had already begun worrying about a nurse shortage in 1997, when wages finally began to rise, nurses responded promptly—hospitals added 186,500 nurses between 2001 and 2003. Instead of competing for nurses by increasing pay, hospitals often turn to a
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