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For Immediate Release
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Public Health Jobs Site Available to Help Meet Growing Demand

More than 1,500 Jobs Listed through APHA’s Public Health Career Service

Washington , D.C., December 3, 2009 — Today’s White House jobs summit reflects the growing demand for employment across many professions, including public health. One public health jobs site can help meet the need and connect job seekers to more than 1,500 jobs in the health field.

 

Public Health CareerMart is a full online career resource center from the American Public Health Association. Job seekers can search public health jobs for free, post resumes and access career development tips while employers can post job announcements and search potential applicants.

 

“Today’s jobs summit reminds us of the challenges we face in this difficult economic climate,” said Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of APHA. “Public health agencies are facing deep budget cuts leading to reduced programs, services and staffing at state and local health departments. Despite the current reality, jobs in the overall health sector are growing, and the long-term trend indicates an increasing demand for public health workers.”

 

APHA’s Public Health CareerMart is a member of the National Healthcare Career Network, a Web-based network of associations that share job listings, resumes and career development information. To search for public health jobs, visit http://www.apha.org/about/careers/.

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Founded in 1872, the APHA is the oldest, largest and most diverse organization of public health professionals in the world. The association aims to protect all Americans and their communities from preventable, serious health threats and strives to assure community-based health promotion and disease prevention activities and preventive health services are universally accessible in the United States. APHA represents a broad array of health providers, educators, environmentalists, policy-makers and health officials at all levels working both within and outside governmental organizations and educational institutions. More information is available at www.apha.org.