Health Kick

Why one industry always has more good jobs than it can fill

Let the software makers and factories creep cautiously out of this recession. Texas Health Resources is barreling full speed into a boom. Demand for health care is expected to be so strong that over the next 10 years, this group of 13 hospitals dotting the cities and suburbs of north Texas will hire 2,000 people as part of a $1.5 billion expansion.

It's great news for the local economy--not to mention the construction companies building the new patient wings and the medical-equipment providers filling them. But Mark Morales, the company's vice president for planning and placement, has a nagging worry. He...

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