At A Tewksbury Nursing Home, Labor Shortage Reveals An Industry In Distress
Frank Romano spends $10,000 a month advertising nursing home jobs at Blaire House of Tewksbury. He offers registered nurses $4,000 signing bonuses and takes over their student loan payments when they come onboard.
Every day he’s on the hunt for workers. Still, more than a third of 180 staff positions are vacant.
In his 50 years in business, Romano has never faced anything like it.