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Baltimore can't give up on 1,000 hospital jobs

Baltimore can't give up on 1,000 hospital jobs

The recent proposal to create 1,000 new hospital jobs in Baltimore through a rate increase is the right remedy at the right time ("Baltimore's jobs prescription," Nov. 19). Employer-driven training and job creation is a national best practice and the best remedy for the joblessness that plagues Baltimore's underserved neighborhoods.

According to a recent report by the National Skills Coalition, successful job-driven training and placement initiatives begin by convening multiple employers, e.g. hospitals, training providers, community-based organizations, unions and other...