Three-day nursing career fair for Cleveland Clinic brings in thousands

( Nearly 2,000 nurses looking for a job with the Cleveland Clinic showed up at the first of a three-day nursing career fair at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

Some nurses were fresh out of school, others are looking to make a switch. Frank Figliano just graduated and feels a great vibe about this huge event. “I think my chances of getting a job are near 100 percent here,” Figliano said.

The Executive Chief Nursing Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Sarah Sinclair said they are looking to fill 600 positions in three days and they want to make sure local nurses stay here in Cleveland.

So how do you get the position? Sinclair said it’s simple: “The best people who are committed to putting patients first. People who are excited about professional advancement and a career with the Cleveland Clinic.”

Melissa Lake is a nurse at another local hospital, but wants to get into an emergency room to try her hand at something new. She is hopeful about this opportunity and what the Cleveland Clinic has to offer.

“I think seeing someone on paper is a little bit more difficult to get your foot in the door at any hospital right now. So this is great to be able to do that face to face and really show yourself,” Lake said.

If you’re looking for a career in nursing and want to work at the Cleveland Clinic, head to Browns Stadium for the career fair. It starts at 10 a.m. and goes until 6 p.m. on Thursday. On Friday, from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m.

There are full and part-time positions available.