I don't get it...

  1. How can there be NO new grads getting jobs? It seems like that's all the threads are about in here. There are literally NO jobs out there? I don't see how that's possible.

    ETA: Even 1 out of 10 people finding a job...I just don't get it.
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  3. by   SoCaliGirl
    Also...do you think after the recession that it will be easier to find jobs? Is that what the big thing is? It's just so funny that students no so long ago were being offered jobs before graduation and now...nothing.
  4. by   denimar86
    I agree it so bizarre what the recession is doing to the nursing job market right now. I remembered last year we had recruiters come to our school and hand out jobs to the class that was graduating and this year NOTHING was offered to our class. Not even the school job fair had any hospitals come. it is really depressing and its only going to get worst with more and more people graduating.
  5. by   HippyGreenPeaceChick
    I fairly new, But have had no problem finding jobs. In fact I got another offer while at work if I wanted it. I'm happy where I'm at. But I don't see such a serious shortage.
  6. by   funnybone
    Quote from HippyGreenPeaceChick
    I fairly new, But have had no problem finding jobs. In fact I got another offer while at work if I wanted it. I'm happy where I'm at. But I don't see such a serious shortage.
    There is a nursing shortage...for EXPERIENCED nurses...not new grads. In this economic climate, it is risky for hospitals to hire new grads. Also there is a lot of nurses that postponed their retirement because of the economy thus reducing the need for new grads.
  7. by   GGirll22
    Over populated!!
  8. by   NickiLaughs
    There was never an "official" nursing shortage. There have been a lot of nurses who left for various reasons: early retirement, stay at home to raise kids, intolerance of poor working conditions.

    Recession hits, husbands lose jobs, stocks fall, = all these nurses returning to work. Now are they going to hire a nurse who worked for 10 years and will not need much training or a new graduate nurse who takes months and lots of money to train.

    Most jobs have some cycle where there are shortages, and then overpopulation. Nothing in life is guaranteed. Good luck to those looking for work and if able to, consider other parts of the country. The "less desirable" places to live tend to always have a shortage.

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