Southeast sees 350 new healthcare jobs created

Healthcare employment recently saw a boost in the Southeast of the United States, as new expansions from device manufacturers and biotechnology companies will see around 350 jobs added to Charlotte, North Carolina and Gainesville, Florida.

Charlotte will see its growth coming from an expansion by Rotech Healthcare Inc., which is bringing 200 jobs to the region, according to Area Development Online. Rotech creates a variety of medical devices, including respiratory products, medications, home medical equipment and accessories, and sleep disorder treatments, according to the news source.

Rotech has already began its hiring efforts, adding customer support managers, supervisors and specialists to their staff as well as patient account specialists.

Meanwhile, Nanotheraputics, a company responsible for providing resources and services needed for the Department of Defense’s Medical Countermeasures Advanced Development and Manufacturing capabilities, will see 150 new jobs brought to Alachua in the next few years, according to PBS WUFT. The company is aiming for operations to begin operations by March 2015. It will begin developing medical countermeasures to protect against chemical, biomedical and other forms of chemical attack, as well as infectious diseases.

Thanks to the resources already established around Alachua like the University of Florida, the company’s CEO said it can hire very experienced workers for manufacturing jobs.