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NursingCrossing Posts 12,000-Plus Nursing Jobs in a Week; Stresses the Need for Better Training and Working Conditions for Nurses
Date:1/8/2009

The healthcare industry is hale and hearty compared to other industries that have experienced massive layoffs lately. NursingCrossing, a job site catering to nursing professionals, added 12,255 nursing jobs in a single week, bringing the site's job count to a staggering 89,923. With the growing job count in the nursing profession, NursingCrossing aims to update its website with each and every job opening.

Pasadena, CA (PRWEB) January 8, 2009 -- The healthcare industry is hale and hearty compared to other industries that have experienced massive layoffs lately. NursingCrossing, a job site catering to nursing professionals, added 12,255 nursing jobs in a single week, bringing the site's job count to a staggering 89,923. With the growing job count in the nursing profession, NursingCrossing aims to update its website with each and every job opening.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs related to nursing and residential care facilities grew by 19,600 from January to August 2008. However, the national study on nursing home social workers revealed that the applicants for nursing jobs are still so scarce that recruiters have been forced to get increasingly inventive. The University of Iowa survey of 1,071 nursing home social service directors shows that recruiters across the country are so desperate to hire nurses that they have tried various techniques to lure them for newer jobs, offering chair massages, lavish catering, and contests for flat-screen TVs worth $1,000. The survey reveals that training of those interested in nursing is also a pivotal factor, which has not yet received its due. Only half of the nursing home social workers have a degree in social work, and 20% do not have a four-year degree, the survey shows.

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