Healthcare Anchor Network members Cleveland Clinic and Intermountain Health joined 35 companies to announce the formation of OneTen, an organization that will work with these companies to train and hire one million Black Americans over the next 10 years into family-sustaining jobs with career ladders for advancement. OneTen will work with these major employers, along with non-profits and other skill-credentialing organizations, to “create a more flexible talent pipeline and practices that will allow employees and employers to thrive by shifting to a skills-first paradigm.”
“Employment is a major determinant of health that is undermined by racial disparities,” says Dr. Tom Mihaljevic, CEO and President of Cleveland Clinic. “Cleveland Clinic is proud to create rewarding jobs that broaden opportunities for all skill levels and to support the health of our communities. We are intentional about who we hire and develop to best serve the needs of all.”
“Partnering with OneTen will help qualified, diverse candidates find careers at Intermountain. It is our responsibility as leaders in our community to provide the best care to our patients, and that includes having diverse voices at all levels of the organization,” says Heather Brace, Intermountain senior vice president and Chief People Officer.