ROCHESTER, Minn. - According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for nurses is expected to grow 15% by 2026, and 11% for nursing assistants.
Those are two of the most high-demand jobs that employers at Job HQ's career fair on Tuesday were looking for. The fair was held at the Rochester Work Force Center.
Vicki Snyder, a recruiter for Volunteers of America, which staffs Homestead at Rochester, says they are always looking for nurses and certified nursing assistants because it is difficult to retain staff. She thinks having quality nurses and CNAs on staff is critical for their clients.
"The worst thing we could ever say is, 'I'm sorry, we're short staffed, we can't help you.' We don't want to do that. we want to make sure that if someone needs something, that we're there to help," says Snyder.
About 30 employers had booths at the fair.