Pennsylvania to hire 1,000 additional coronavirus contact tracers
Pennsylvania plans to hire 1,000 additional contact tracers in an effort to help curb the spread of COVID-19, officials said.
Pay will range from $18 to $22 an hour. The rate for contact tracing supervisors and care resource managers ranges from $22 to $24 an hour, and all work is remote.
Recruiting, hiring and training is being handled by Insight Global under a $23 million federally funded contract, the state Department of Health said in a news release.
Recruitment will focus on workers laid off because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The additional contact tracers will join an existing staff of more than 650 currently working throughout the state.
For more information, go to www.health.pa.gov/topics/disease/coronavirus/Pages/Contact-Tracing.aspx.
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