i live in the Orange County section of southern California. Around here, hospitals are still hiring like crazy. Several hospitals are still offering sign on bonuses. Whenever I'm listening to the radio, I almost always hear a commercial about a hospital and encouraging nurses to apply there. Socal is a BIG, heavily condensed place. There will always be vacant nursing jobs around here. There's just too many people! Now... onto the bad news. San Luis Obisbo is a nice, quant, small, in the middle-of-nowhere type place. I would imagine it would difficult to get hired in such an area. However, if you do get hired, or are ever in town, you MUST visit the Hearst Castle. Oh My God! That place is enormous. It's amazing that that one man had enough money to build such an over-the-top place as his personal residence. It even has it's own private airport!