Up to 1,800 jobs are to be created in private and voluntary nursing homes this year, it has emerged.
The representative body for the sector, Nursing Homes Ireland, today urged staff who either have or will retire from the public health service before pension changes come into effect next week to consider employment opportunities that may exist in nursing homes.
It urged people seeking employment to contact members of Nursing Home Ireland in their locality to see what opportunities were available. It said that details of jobs to be created in the sector had emerged from a survey of more than 400 private and voluntary nursing homes which was undertaken last month.
Nursing Homes Ireland said the job creation plans reflected increased demand for long-term residential care and comes during a period of severe economic pressure for private and voluntary nursing home providers.
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