As I understand it, right now the area is somewhat saturated with nurses due to the recession; the number of nursing programs
in the area; corporate philosophies; and the reduced workload as people postpone non-critical surgery and procedures until the economy brightens.
There are of course still positions available, but I have heard each opening will get 10 to 20 qualified applicants, especially in the hospitals (EIRMC, Bingham, and Portneuf). I know some nurses that have found jobs quickly in the newer long-term care facilities, as this industry seems less recession prone (we do get older even if we have no money - nurses especially!).
It also depends on your license - right now, at least I have heard, several facilities are cutting back on LPNs in preference to RNs - probably some type of drive toward Magnet status.
I would look at each of the major facilities employment websites, then possibly search the phonebook or the web for the smaller facilities.