Some healthcare facilities to increase hiring

As the economy begins to pick up speed, many employers are beginning to increase their staffs. This trend includes certain healthcare facilities.

This is the case in California, where California Health and Human Services Secretary Diana Dooley said that she would end the hiring freeze at state mental health institutions, according to the Los Angeles Times.

The news source reports that the decision to increase healthcare facility hiring comes shortly after a patient was killed at Napa State Hospital. There are reportedly concerns about increased violence at mental health institutions in the Golden State.

"I made the decision this week that there are real needs in the state hospitals, and we need to refill positions," Dooley said.

Napa State Hospital will reportedly fill at least 25 positions shortly.

California isn't the only place seeing growth in the healthcare field as recent job fair in Michigan attracted hundreds of job seekers, some of whom were reportedly looking for work in the sector.

"We continue to see healthcare hiring be strong," Kate Tyckoki with Capital Area Michigan Works Michigan Works told TV station WLNS.