Just saw this thread, i'm from pittsburgh and worked as a researcher at Pitt/UPMC when i was in grad school a few years ago. All the hospitals in pittsburgh were looking for nurses constantly. Also, hubby grew up near Dubois, PA, large area hospital that serves many small western PA towns. they, too, are hiring nurses, especially since those that live around there have some trouble passing the boards. hope he likes his new job though, looking for work is exhausting.