LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan officials have agreed to double hiring bonuses for dentists who choose to work in state hospitals and prisons in an effort to lure them into a practice that overwhelmingly pays less than the private sector.
The Civil Service Commission voted Wednesday to add another $5,000 hiring bonus for newly hired dentists who complete a year-long probationary period, bringing the total bonus to $10,000.
The Lansing State Journal reports that the positions pay between $38 and $60 hourly.
As of Tuesday, the state government jobs website shows that most of the 15 available dentist positions in Michigan are in state prisons.
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