SALT LAKE CITY – All over the country, millions of people are up and quitting their jobs and looking for better options. It’s called “The Great Resignation,” and analysts believe it’s impacting healthcare in Utah, which is especially concerning since COVID-19 cases are on the rise.
In early June, the World Economic Forum projected more than 40 percent of all workers across the US were planning to resign from their jobs. Some health care providers in Utah are already seeing this play out.
At any normal point, the University of Utah Health has 600 to 800 open jobs in all of its facilities statewide. However, Chief Human Resources Officer Sarah Sherer says they have 900 open jobs, now.
“I don’t think we’re alone. I know all of our other healthcare partners are in the same boat of looking for a workforce,” she said.
She reported these open jobs to include