Nurses across the Wiregrass searching for work, attend the Third Annual Recruitment Fair at the Southeast Alabama Medical Center.
But, this isn’t your typical job fair; there was food, music, and lots of moving feet.
The high energy of Zumba dance steps kicked off the Southeast Alabama Medical Center's Nurse Recruitment Fair.
“Nurses are so desperately needed,” said Medical Weight Loss and Aesthetics Specialist, Dr. Trenace Dubreuil.
“I'm here seeking a job opportunity. I'm interested in joining the birthing center,” said Tonya Lindsey from Daleville.
Registered Nurses like Lindsey are looking to match their skill sets with vacant positions at the Medical Center.
She says, "I read their mission statement and they're here for the patients as well as the family, they have a holistic approach for treating the needs of the patients.”
"I decided to become a nurse when I was 5 years old, I had surgery at Southeast and that led to me to want to become a pediatric nurse," said Allison Evans from Enterprise.
Evans has been looking for a job for three months.
Reports show there are more than 2.5-Million nursing jobs, but Evans says hospital positions are hard to come by.
“The job search right now is difficult because of all the new graduates coming out of nursing school. It's harder for experienced nurses along with new nurses to find a job right now."
Dr. Trenace Dubreuil was a nurse before she went to medical school.
She adds, “You can do so many things with it and go into different branches."
Directors were on hand to conduct tours of the nursing units and interviews and if you're registered in Alabama and searching for a job you can contact the SAMC about remaining openings.
You can contact the Medical Center at (334) 793-8111.
The average salary for a Registered Nurse ranges between $46,000 and $66,000.