FlexRN Sees Uptick in Demand for Nurse Staffing Agency as U.S. Contingent Staffing Trends Up

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Nurse staffing agency, FlexRN, says the demand for its agency nurses appears to mirror that of the broader U.S. market where use of contingent workforce has grown.

...it’s no wonder during these uncertain times that more hospitals and clinics are turning to per diem, contract, or travel nurses to fulfill their staffing needs.

With recent Labor Department reports of an increase in temporary-help services employment to about 2.3 million in March 2011 from a recent low of about 1.7 million in mid-2009, nurse staffing agency, FlexRN, reports similarly strong demand for its agency nurses in hospital and urgent care settings.

Temporary workers are often called upon to offer the flexibility companies need -- especially in times of economic uncertainty or growth. Contingent workers also allow companies to tap specialized skills, avoid payroll taxes, and adjust staffing levels on an as-needed basis.
According to some estimates, roughly half of all workers hired in the post-recession time frame have been contingent workers. And last year's growth in the average daily employment of temporary and contract workers ranked second to the historical record of 428,000 set in 1994, according to the American Staffing Association.

FlexRN, a leading nurse staffing agency based in Stafford, VA, has seen similar growth in demand for its specialty nurse staffing services among its hospital and urgent care clientele. Staffing with agency nurses allows hospitals to maintain complete flexibility by adjusting their staff counts up or down on a daily or seasonal basis -- without obligation.

“Considering the average cost to hire a full-time nurse staffer is $40,000, it’s no wonder during these uncertain times that more hospitals and clinics are turning to per diem, contract, or travel nurses to fulfill their staffing needs,” remarks Executive Director of FlexRN, Diana O’Toole.

FlexRN has reported YTD increase of 37% over the same period in 2010. The increase is attributed to a steady but unsure economic recovery as well as changes in healthcare reform.
As a nurse staffing agency, FlexRN handles screening, selection, and evaluations for the nurses it sends to hospitals and clinics. The company also ensures 100% compliance for all critical credentials. As such, clients can avoid those upfront costs and confidently add staff by submitting their requests direct to the agency.

To learn more about FlexRN, visit http://www.flexrn.com.

About FlexRN:
FlexRN is a nurse staffing agency that is managed by nurses for nurses. The company maintains a strong commitment to put the needs of nurses on par with the needs of hospitals and urgent care facilities to deliver a win-win for both. The company’s per diem staffing opportunities are currently available in Washington, DC, Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia, New Jersey and Pennsylvania with additional locations coming soon. Travel nursing jobs are available nationwide. FlexRN nurses are offered standout wages and comprehensive benefits, a personal scheduler, and flexible shifts and hours. Interested nurses are encouraged to visit http://www.FlexRN.com to learn about agency nursing jobs and travel nursing jobs, talk with a staffing expert, or apply to become a FlexRN nurse.

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