The public health workforce has been depleted for decades, and COVID-19 has caused additional attrition due to stress, burnout, and harassment. There is now funding available to replenish the workforce, but leveraging it strategically requires understanding the specific talent needed to fill workforce gaps. At the same time, health departments are competing with other employers, including the private and nonprofit sectors, to hire candidates with specialized skills. Many jobseekers who would otherwise seek to work in health departments experience barriers to hiring, including slow and complex civil service hiring mechanisms.
Webinar Presented by:
Heather Krasna, Assistant Dean, Career Services, Columbia University School of Public Health