Citing a nursing shortage, Bayada Home Health Care, of Moorestown, has scheduled a job fair in Hurricane-devasted Puerto Rico to recruit 25 nurses for its operations in Minnesota, Bayada said Tuesday.
The effort was prompted by a Bayada manager in Minnesota, who suggested a Facebook ad campaign to attract nurses to Minnesota. The campaign yielded more than 400 responses in less than 48 hours, Bayada said. That convinced company leadership to hold a recruitment event in San Juan. Bayada knows of 620 job candidates.
In exchange for agreeing to work for Bayada for 18 months to two years, Bayada will cover airfare, provide 30 days of free housing, offer a mentor to help the nurses adjust to the region, and pay for a family member to come visit or a round-trip ticket to return home for a visit.