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121,000 New Job Ads Posted for Registered Nurses

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, December 13th, 2011

  • 121,000 new job ads for Registered Nurses were posted by employers and staffing agencies in May, up 46% from May last year, according to Wanted Analytics. About 10% were ads placed for positions at hospitals, where turnover rates for RNs average 14%. Last April the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that “the health care industry added 428,000 jobs throughout the 18-month recession from December 2007 until June 2009, and has continued to grow at a steady rate since the end of the recession.” As the largest of the healthcare workforce, RNs were recruited to fill many of these new positions.
  • Sometimes in these challenging times, when it is hard to believe that the recession is “over,” it’s hard to acknowledge the positive information regarding nurse recruitment. But things are getting better. Hospitals are hiring. There is hope.Spread the word.

To learn more of my nurse recruitment and retention strategies and/or to have me speak at our facility to increase morale, retention and recruitment, contact me.

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