The free market at work! From New York Post:
Hundreds of nurses are pouring into New York City from across the country drawn by a desire to save lives — and paychecks reaching $100 an hour.
Michael Fazio, the head of the Prime Staffing agency, said he was trying to fill 3,000 nursing slots for New York-Presbyterian, Mount Sinai, NYU Langone and Bellevue, along with hospitals in New Jersey.
“They’re all crisis needs. We’re just trying to get them the support,” he said. “The focus right now is in the emergency department and ICU.
”The hospitals have upped their pay rates, with the most experienced nurses getting top dollar.Fazio said some of the nurses are tripling their salaries.
“I spoke to some nurses in the south. Their hourly rate was like $29 an hour. They’re literally saying ‘Man, I gotta do it for my own family.’ One woman said to me, ‘I’ve got a kid going to college. I’m coming!’ “ Fazio said.