About Workforce

HASC Workforce Development is a multi-pronged effort to support workforce needs across the region — especially in areas with a shortage of trained and qualified employees.

Examples include the following targeted efforts:

HASC Workforce Program fact sheet


Lisa Mitchell, HASC Program Director for Workforce Development, speaks with Rebecca Evans, Executive Director of the Workforce Development Board of Ventura County (WDBVC)  — Aug. 4, 2022

Teri Hollingsworth, HASC Vice President, HR and Education Services, and Cynthia Avila, WDBVC, are interviewed on KVTA Radio’s Workforce Wednesdays — June 24, 2022

College to Career Diversity Internship Program Honors City of Hope Preceptor and Champion

The College to Career Diversity Internship Program (CDIP) mission is to build and empower a diverse future health care workforce by providing bright and motivated fourth-year undergraduate students and recent graduates with meaningful, 10-week, full-time paid internships at our member hospitals across the region. CDIP also provides HASC members the opportunity to meet broader diversity and […]

CDIP Internship Seeks 2022 Sponsor Hospitals

The HASC-Health Career Connection (HCC) workforce diversity program is known as the College to Career Diversity Internship Program, or CDIP for short. CDIP is a 10-week, full-time, paid, project-based summer internship program that identifies and recruits local, diverse, high-performing college upperclassmen and recent graduates seeking health care careers. CDIP interns gain exposure to a wide range of non-clinical health care […]

State of the Unions: Organized Labor Review Webinar

MARCH 31, 2022 – 10:00AM – 11:30AM Few of us have time to assess the trends and efficiency of organized labor from year to year in any kind of systematic manner. Consequently, opportunities to capitalize on relevant facts and trends are often missed. Most importantly, we are witnessing the metamorphosis of our national labor relations law. The final chapter of this […]

Briefs Focus: Why Workforce Development Boards Are Valuable Resources for Hospitals

The following article is a HASC Briefs Focus, a feature illuminating hospital operations and offering solutions to challenges facing hospital managers. This week’s feature profiles workforce development boards and what they can do to alleviate the ongoing shortage of nurses and other trained health care professionals.    For questions or comments, contact Teri Hollingsworth, HASC HR and Education Services Vice President […]

Health Science Programs in Los Angeles and Orange Counties

Schools offering training in health science A number of schools in Los Angeles and Orange Counties provide training in health science. The comprehensive list below includes overviews of each school’s available programs. For more detailed information, visit the specific school’s website. Los Angeles County Cerritos College 11110 Alondra Boulevard, Norwalk, CA 90650(562) Dental Emergency Medical Technician […]

HospitalCareers Jobs Connection

Today’s specialized nurse workforce shortage is one of the most critical challenges facing health care leaders across the country. To address the issue, HASC now offers members the recruitment platform   Contact:Lisa MitchellHASC Workforce DevelopmentProgram Manager(213) HospitalCareers Connecting community members to hospital jobs HospitalCareers is the health industry’s leading hospital jobs website that connects health care candidates […]

Accurate Background named HASC, Hospital Council Exclusive Endorsed Provider for Employment Screening

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26, 2020 — The Hospital Association of Southern California (HASC) and Hospital Council – Northern & Central California (Hospital Council) have exclusively endorsed Accurate Background, an Irvine, CA-based leading provider of compliant background checks, drug and health screening and Form I-9 verifications, for employment screening services. The endorsement provides member hospitals with a comprehensive […]

A New Option for COVID-19 Staffing Needs

To support hospitals’ staffing needs during the COVID-19 pandemic, HASC is pleased to announce our partnership with AMN Healthcare to offer a rapid staffing network solution called Medefis.  Medefis is a vendor management system that comes with a pre-vetted network of nursing, respiratory, and physician contingent personnel. Information on this technology portal is included in the attached flier. Medefis streamlines […]

HASC Releases Workforce White Paper

HASC is pleased to release an all-new white paper titled, Southern California’s Health Care Workforce: Challenges, Approaches and Solutions. In its analysis, the paper reviews data collected by HR leaders in area hospitals regarding trends in hiring, recruitment, workforce planning, turnover and retention, training, and the physician shortage. Its unique focus on Southern California hiring and […]