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Government-Funded Workforce Development Services

Under the leadership of Richard Katz, HRMS established its government-funded workforce development division in 1993, designing and managing employer-based, customized job training and career development programs.

HRMS secures and manages millions of dollars of government funding, on a local, regional and national basis, including projects such as:

  • Trained and placed over 1,000 dislocated workers into administrative positions within the entertainment industry under the program name, Spotlight on Jobs.
  • Selected by the County of Los Angeles as one of the first California Welfare-to-Work agencies to train and place 200 Welfare-to-Work clients into private sector positions.
  • Provided ESL training for the Los Angeles County Department of Social Services staff.
  • Created and received funding from several Workforce Investment Boards to train and place displaced workers into a variety of technology industries.
  • Provided soft skills and job search training using Rapid Response WARN ACT funding.
  • Developed a unique Internet-based, capacity building workshop for One Stop staff called, Dot.com Job Search. The course was taught to thousands of staff and clients on how to use the Internet to find a job.

Health IT Workforce Development Services

HRMS has developed a team of healthcare content experts delivering a variety of workforce development services on a local, regional and national basis. Examples include:

  • Designed comprehensive HealthTECH Regional Workforce Forums including events sponsored by the Workforce Investment Boards of Connecticut, Los Angeles and San Diego.
  • Conducted a series of nationwide webinars on Health IT impact on Workforce Development.
  • Successfully secured a $$667,000 grant for Orange Coast Community College to be part of a 70-college, nationwide Health Information Technology consortia, funded by the Department of Health and Human Services. Managed the above grant from start-up to completion.
  • Partnered with Glendale Community College and the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board to support their mission of accelerating Electronic Health Records Physician Office adoption by creating a 21 hour electronic health records introductory course.
  • Working with the Department of Labor established healthcare information technology positions as Registered Apprenticeship Occupations.
  • Established workforce development partnerships with national, state and local health IT professional associations including the Electronic Health Records Association, Medical Transcription Association, AHIMA and HIMSS.
  • Applied for and secured a number of Health IT speaking engagements for 2011 and 2012 including the annual conferences for the HHS, HIMSS and AACC. For the American Association of Community College (AACC), invited Mary Walshok and three additional panelists to join HRMS representative Richard Katz as moderator.
  • Created and currently deliver a proprietary Health Information Technology Job Search course called JobHITs.

University-Sponsored Alumni Career Development Conferences

Under the SeasonedPRO brand, HRMS produces university-sponsored Experienced Alumni Career Conferences providing nationally known career experts, Fortune 500 corporate sponsors, and on-site career planning and job search workshops. Each event draws hundreds of employers and alumni.

Our SeasonedPRO clients include the University of California (all 10 campuses), Occidental College, University of Houston and Indiana University. Over 200 sponsoring employers and thousands of alumni have attended these events.


HRMS publishes a series of electronic newsletter for workforce development professionals focusing on Health IT, as well as maintains an updated home page with current workforce development articles obtained from a variety of resources. HRMS’s team publishes a series of articles on Health Information Technology’s impact on workforce planning, staffing and training.


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