Mount Nittany hospital workers hosting job fair

Susan S. Johnson

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (WTAJ) — SEIU Healthcare Pennsylvania is inviting the community to join them for food, fun and a new career in healthcare at Friday’s job fair.

On May 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Teamsters Union Local 8 Hall in State College, workers will be celebrating National Hospital Workers Week by hosting a special job fair and luncheon for the community and potential job seekers.

Caregivers will provide homemade food, family-friendly fun and lively conversations about improving healthcare in the region, according to a press release. Their healthcare heroes will be on-hand to talk about careers in healthcare and opportunities for employment at their hospital.

It’s reported workers will also be urging action on the Patient Safety Act (HB 106 / SB 240), which would require safe staffing ratios in hospitals across the state. The hospital said the bill has a bipartisan majority of co-sponsors in the House but is currently being held up in committee by State Representative Kathy Rapp, chair of the Health Committee.

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Healthcare workers across Pennsylvania have been celebrating Nurses and Hospital Workers weeks with a series of events, all of which seek to make sure caregivers are involved in every part of solving the staffing crisis and have a voice in the decisions made in hospitals and in Harrisburg.

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