Why is it so hard to find a job as a CNA?

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asked in Work by Sharon W.
I challenged the state test back in April of 2014 and I received my CNA license along with my CPR, basic first aid and BLS certificates and everywhere that I apply they are asking for at least one year of experience in the field and I don't qualify, so what do I do next? I think that I have covered just about every nursing home and hospital in my area and everyone is asking for experience. I have even offered to volunteer and they would not accept it. I am starting to get discouraged. Why is it so hard to find a job as a CNA if there is such a high demand for them?

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answered by anonymous
I understand why you might feel discouraged after searching for an open position at all those facilities and not finding one. Unemployment is high in all areas due to the difficult economic times that we are all experiencing right now. As a result, employers have many applicants for open positions and can afford to demand previous work experience. I want to encourage you to keep trying to find a CNA job, and to use all the possible resources to locate one in your area. Local newspapers and online job search engines can be a good start. Some of the online listings I looked at did not require experience, but only certification as a CNA. My advice is to keep checking daily, as new jobs are being posted. Don't give up!