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Laid-off healthcare professionals in high demand at Texas job fair

Houston Chronicle, December 2, 2008
Hospitals hired health professionals, especially nurses, on the spot during the first day of a two-day job fair for the 3,000 employees laid off by the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. The demand for health professionals and a severe shortage of nurses made looking for a job a matter of choosing the best offer for many of the laid-off employees. The job fair also was a boon for Houston-area hospitals that were among the 130 employers with tables at the job fair scooping up laid-off employees.