The healthcare sector has been one of the few bright spots in the nation's beleaguered labor economy over the past five years. Though thousands of construction jobs
and customer service jobs
have been cut, companies have added healthcare jobs
consistently. What's more, analysts project such companies to continue to grow over the coming decade.
The demand for healthcare jobs
is a result of the aging of the U.S. population, experts say. Furthermore, as the U.S. healthcare system prepares to accept millions of new patients over the coming years as a result of the landmark legislation passed by the Obama Administration in 2010, demand has surged for healthcare professionals.
A number of businesses within the field have aggressively endeavored to expand their payrolls as they seek to keep up with mounting demand for their services
. Humana announced last month it was adding customer service jobs in Louisville, Kentucky, and other businesses are rapidly following suit.
CCS Medical announced last week it is relocating its corporate headquarters to DFW Metroplex in Dallas County, Texas. The company was established in 1944 and is a provider of medical supplies. Officials said business has increased over the past decade thanks to heightened demand, prompting the move to a larger facility.
The move will create 230 healthcare jobs
in Dallas County, company officials asserted. The company, which is currently based in Florida, plans to invest more than $90 million in the move, and it said state residents will benefit as it seeks to hire professionals from varying backgrounds to fill vacant positions in its payroll.
"Selecting Texas for our corporate relocation was an easy choice. The state of Texas has a superior business climate and a strong workforce," CCS Medical chief executive Dirk Allison said in a statement. "This move will enable us to better serve our customers living with chronic medical conditions while continuing to provide the highest quality home medical supplies and service. We are grateful to the state of Texas and the city of Farmers Branch for helping to make this move possible, and we look forward to being a member of the community."
Texas officials hailed the company's decision, contending the state's pro-business environment contributed to the move. Texas has experienced the sharpest uptick in job growth of any state in the wake of the recession, but some analysts assert while the overall number of jobs has climbed, many are not high-paying, high-quality ones.