We are Placing Nurses All Over the United States
RYMEK Enterprises, Inc. has been contracted by healthcare employers to provide nurses to over eighty hospitals and over 200 nursing homes in 40 states. These facilities range in size from an independent $6-million nursing home to a $3-billion company that owns and operates more than 260 skilled nursing centers and over 60 long-term acute care hospitals.
Within a span of two years, from the year 2000 to the year 2002, the market conditions related to the supply side have changed dramatically. Where before, a round of job fairs around the country could turn up a couple of hundred applicants who were CGFNS passers (CGFNS examination certificate is a requirement for an immigrant visa petition process to start), by 2002, the same round is lucky to get a hundred.
RYMEK'S success in attracting good quality nurses for its client-facilities lies in the fact that the package, which has been presented by the company to both the facilities and the nurses all work to the advantage of both parties. In fact, this recruitment package is among the best out there. In a country where the average registered nurse earns approximately US$1,500 per year, the opportunity to migrate to the US without having to pay the usual US$6,000 in agency fees represents the best opening to reaching out to their life's dream: to live and work in the land of promise, the USA. RYMEK offers the nurses the chance to come and work in the US at no expense to them.
RYMEK’S package includes immigration processing as well as US RN license processing. Plane fare to the US is provided free to the nurse. Most impressive: three months free housing is provided upon arrival, long enough to adjust to the new environment. Many agencies offer 2 weeks to 1 month free housing.
Recruiting was not always this beneficial to the applicants. In early 2000, the applicants shouldered all expenses related to US employment. In mid-2000 however, the market changed and the employers decided to shoulder all expenses.
Modesty aside, RYMEK has been working conscientiously to make sure that both the facilities and the nurses are happy with the arrangement. Considering the mountains of work that need to be done, RYMEK is succeeding in keeping all the work to itself thereby freeing the facilities from worrying about the process and concentrating instead on ways to make the nurses feel part of the family already even while still waiting for the issuance of the visa. The nurses, on the other hand, can concentrate on preparing for their upcoming trip to the US fully prepared for what lies ahead.