October 26, 2015 – The Execu | Search Group has opened new opened offices in West Palm Beach and Fort Lauderdale, FL. Both locations will specialize in recruiting healthcare professionals, including physicians, nurses and physician assistants.
Healthcare is among the most rapidly growing employment fields. The increasing number of people insured through the Affordable Care Act has created additional demand for health services. The industry is in the midst of a turbulent transformation, making the need for proven and experienced boards and executive teams with vision more important than ever.
The West Palm Beach office has nine employees and is led by managing directors Julie Ramos and Randy Hurley. The five-person Fort Lauderdale office will be headed by senior managing director Jason Niad.
“As the demand for talent continues to grow, we are thrilled to be able to provide on-the-ground support to our clients in Florida, in order to help them meet their hiring needs,” said Edward Fleischman, chairman and CEO. “I have great confidence in our Florida management team, and I’m certain that both new offices will be extremely successful.”
With more than 1,000 biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies, and a foundation of more than 45,000 healthcare establishments, including 700 hospitals, Florida’s life sciences industry is now recognized as one of the nation’s leading hubs for innovation and research.
The Florida market itself is anticipating a hiring uptick. The unemployment rate in West Palm Beach is currently five percent with job growth of 3.9 percent. However, future job growth over the next 10 years is predicted to be 42.9 percent. Meanwhile, the unemployment rate in Fort Lauderdale is slightly higher at 4.5 percent with future job growth over the next decade to be roughly the same at 43.3 percent.
The announcement follows Execu | Search Group’s recent opening of a new office in Boston to service the accounting/finance, health services, human resources, information technology, life sciences and office support sectors.
“The Execu | Search Group has experienced an exciting period of growth over the last few years,” noted Mr. Fleischman. “As we expanded throughout the Northeast with new offices in Massachusetts and Connecticut, we began seeing a great demand for talent in the Boston area. Our new office in the heart of Boston allows us to better serve our clients’ growing needs.”
The firm has also said it has additional plans to deliver recruiting solutions in the financial services space soon.
Execu | Search was founded in 1985 focused on serving accounting firms, boutique hedge funds, and private equity funds. Today, the firm serves accounting/finance, creative & digital, engineering, financial services, health services, human resources, information technology, legal services, life sciences, non-profit, and the office support sectors. The company is headquartered in New York City and has nine additional offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Florida.
Contributed by Dale M. Zupsansky, Managing Editor, Hunt Scanlon Media