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$100 Million For New Nurses In NYC

April 10th, 2019

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The settlement of a New York City labor dispute may create new hiring headaches for medical offices and health facilities already struggling to fill nursing vacancies.

The New York State Nurses Association said yesterday it reached an agreement on a new contract with the NYC Hospital Alliance. Besides raises and approvals on staffing ratios, the agreement calls for some of the city's largest hospitals to spend $100 million filling vacancies and adding up to 1,450 new nurses.

As reported in Crain's New York Business, "The number hired will depend on the types of positions the union and hospitals agree to fill. If specialized nurses with higher salaries are in highest demand, the $100 million might not yield as many additional hires, according to the hospital alliance."

The article doesn't address the difficulty health care facilities nationwide -- and in the tri-state New York area -- already have in filling nursing slots. However, at the beginning of the year, CareerCast listed RN as one of the 5 most in-demand jobs. Nurses have topped these lists for the last several years, and with the Bureau of Labor Statistics projecting demand to grow "much faster than average," it means filling nursing positions will continue to be hard to fill.

If you've been struggling to fill a nursing position -- or several -- call Green Key Resources today. Our healthcare recruiters are specialists. They know who the best people are and where to find them, because our recruiters are active in the field and have a broad network of contacts.

Call us at 212.683.1988 to discuss your needs with our specialists. Filling a vacancy on your own now is hard. Think what it will be like when 1,450 more jobs come open.

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