Chicago, Topeka to see healthcare job creation

Chicago and Topeka will both be seeing an influx of healthcare jobs in the next decade, thanks to moves by two companies. 

Outcome Health, a health technology company, announced that it will create 2,000 jobs in Chicago by 2022, according to the Chicago Tribune. The hiring is part of the firm's continued expansion in the city, as it revealed earlier this year that it would move to a new, larger office space in Chicago in April. 

"We absolutely are doubling down on our commitment to Chicago and we plan for this to be our global headquarters," said Outcome Health founder Shradha Agarwal, in an interview with the source. 

The company currently has 600 employees. 

In Topeka, a new joint venture between St. Francis Health and the University of Kansas Health System will also create jobs. The venture, dubbed Topeka Health System, will create nearly 700 positions in the area over the next 10 years, according to The Topeka Capital-Journal.

The group will also invest $75 million in hospital improvements, which, along with the job creation, will be supported by $90 million that Topeka Health System received in revenue bonds. 

Chicago and Topeka will both be seeing an influx of healthcare jobs in the next decade, thanks to moves by two companies.