Embry Health seeks to hire hundreds of people as demand for COVID tests soars


PHOENIX – Embry Health announced it is moving quickly to fill 500 new positions in Arizona and across the United States as demand for COVID-19 testing reaches record highs.

Officials said 46,950 appointments had been booked for testing on Monday alone, with a total of 413,895 booked so far this month.

“We are doing everything we can to stop the spread of the virus and help our community,” said Raymond Embry, CEO and co-founder of Embry Health.

Embry Health is looking to hire medical assistants, phlebotomists, nurses, construction workers and other openings. Positions include full-time and part-time employees to work at test sites controlling traffic, registering people and distributing supplies.

Entry-level positions pay up to $20 per hour. Embry says they also offer a $200 bonus after working the first 40 hours and any overtime available.

Requests for tests have tripled since mid-December, when the average number of appointments was 15,000 per day. Nearly 38% of tests come back as COVID positive as of Tuesday.

At least two testing sites closed due to staffing shortages in Tempe and Phoenix last week.

On Monday, Embry Health reported “unplanned” testing site closures due to staff absences. ABC15 received calls from people queuing at one of the venues saying no one showed up after queuing for more than an hour.

They are hosting a hiring event Wednesday night from 5 to 10 p.m. and Thursday from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. at Mesa Community College. No experience is required, and the company says qualified candidates can start the day after hire.

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