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Travel nurses face quick decrease in pay as COVID-19 money runs dry | news

Tiffanie Jones was a few tanks of gas into her drive from Tampa, Fla., to Cheyenne, Wyo., when she found out her travel nurse contract had been canceled. Jones, who has been a nurse for 17 years, caught up with a Facebook group for travel nurses and saw she wasn’t alone. Nurses had reported abruptly …

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Airlines substitute buses for planes as pilot shortage persists | business

US airlines are facing a pilot shortage that’s complicating efforts to ramp up flights, forcing them to step up training programs, recruit foreign pilots and even replace planes with buses. The industry needs to hire an average of 14,500 new pilots each year until 2030, according to federal labor statistics. But carriers say there’s no …

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New airline to offer nonstop flights from MacArthur to Norfolk, Charleston

A new airline will begin nonstop service from Long Island MacArthur Airport to Virginia and South Carolina starting in February. Breeze Airways, a low-cost carrier launched by JetBlue founder David Neeleman in 2018 that began flying this year, will become the fourth airline to operate out of the Islip Town-owned airport, joining Southwest, American and …

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