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EmployABILITY Champion: Healthcare Staffing Providers

Healthcare Staffing Providers, based in Los Angeles, recruits nurses, doctors, and other healthcare professionals to work in hospitals around the country. We met with Joseph Baiden, president of the company, to celebrate his business's new status as an EmployABILITY Champion and learn what that means to him.

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How did you start your business?

I started the company in 1989. There was a critical nurse shortage and hospitals were scrambling to find nurses. I saw a need and knew I could help meet that need. It was a bit rocky in the beginning, but this business is truly what I live for. We help hospitals find qualified employees, and we help qualified healthcare workers find good employment. Ultimately, we’re helping people get the healthcare they need. 

How did you find out about the EmployABILITY Business Grant?

We really walked into it by accident. From our work with the city of Los Angeles, we learned about working with the Department of Rehabilitation. I went to the DOR website and saw the grant advertised. We think of our company as a very diverse workplace, but I am embarrassed to say that it had not occurred to us to employ individuals with disabilities. This grant will really help us further diversify our workforce and tap into a new talent pool for employees. 

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How do you plan to use EmployABILITY Business Grant funds to grow your business?

We’ll be hiring six individuals with disabilities to work as credential coordinators and placement coordinators. We are also remodeling our workspace to be ADA compliant and buying accessible equipment.  

What does it mean to you to be a recipient of this grant, an EmployABILITY Champion? 

The EmployABILITY Business Grant is helping us to embrace diversity even more. It’s my dream to have the most diverse workplace possible, and this grant is helping me achieve that dream. I am so excited about these new opportunities!

For more information on Healthcare Staffing Providers, visit


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