Barger Brings Back Focus on Hiring, Retaining L.A. County Clinical Staff

Approved motion gives 30 day deadline for completed impact report evaluating incentives, including benefits

Los Angeles, CA — “Providing the County’s most fundamental services rests on having quality medical, dental, psychiatric, and mental health professionals,” said Supervisor Barger. “I will continue shining a spotlight on the effectiveness of our employment perks. County benefits are touted as being amongst the best any employer offers, but is that message connecting with job applicants? We need to understand how well our current incentives are attracting job seekers and keeping these invaluable positions filled. Competing with the private sector’s hiring efforts is tough. Every day one of our clinical positions remains open is a lost opportunity to provide care.”