Right out of college (in NY) I got a job in the bay area working for Google. It is a rotational program so it doesn't pay all that well, and there is an end date. My wife and I didn't think this would be a big deal since she would be licensed as an RN and we thought she could get a job too.
Well, she has had her certification for 6 months now, applies to jobs every single day, and still we cannot find her a job. She hasn't even been contacted for an interview. Is the Bay Area really that hard of a place for a new grad RN to get a job?
We were able to find her a job for 1 hour a day. That's right, she drives 45min to San Fran, watches over school students with diabetes during lunch, and then drives back 45min, but her contracting agency claims that's all the work they can find her. We are basically losing money on gas.
My wife is really a good candidate. She had a good GPA, and went through 4 student nursing positions while she was in college.
What should we do?