Tuesday 24 January 2017

Eilish O'Regan: After the exodus comes the charm campaign

Published 23/07/2015 | 02:30

Two recruitment agencies are now being hired to charm Irish nurses to take up around 500 jobs here
Two recruitment agencies are now being hired to charm Irish nurses to take up around 500 jobs here

Who would have thought that Irish hospitals and community services offering permanent and pensionable jobs would have effectively run out of nurses to recruit domestically?

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It is not so long ago that all they could provide were yellowpack jobs with a low salary and a two-year contract.

Not surprisingly, it led to a huge exodus of Irish-educated nurses to hospitals in the UK, Australia and the United States, complete with free flights and relocation packages.

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