Want to end this problem?
Send back all of the H1B nurses.
you will see an abundance of jobs for nurses and other health care professionals: Clinical lab scientists, x ray techs and more.
There was never — repeat, never — a nursing shortage. The bulk of nurses come from the Philippines and hospitals have been importing visaed health care workers for years.
This has been going on since the very late Seventies. I saw this in 1979 when I began my clinical year as a student med tech (now called clinical lab scientists). I have never liked imported help; we have plenty of our own grads that we can hire. I don’t know if hospitals get an incentive for importing visaed employees, but i do know this: they are a very reticent bunch. When the raises were minimal or not at all, they never complained…
And most of them have 2 full time jobs!
There was a med tech who worked 7-3 in our lab and then had a full time 4-12 job at another hospital in the city.
ANother reason why visaed help helps us not:
They do not benefit our economy. THey do not become citizens; they send their money home. It’s not invested in anything stateside.
There is no nursing shortage and American trained nurses cannot find jobs, yet more and more programs are opening and the schools that have programs are busily packing in droves of new students.