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Applications Pouring In For Sanford Jobs

December 2, 2011, 9:50 PM by Angela Kennecke

Applications Pouring In For Sanford Jobs
SIOUX FALLS, SD - Sanford Health has been on a hiring boom. In the Sioux Falls region alone, there are nearly 600 jobs open with the Health care system.

Typically Sanford receives about 3,000 applications for those jobs each month. But last month that number jumped by more than a thousand.

Maddie Gutierrez is just a little more than week into her new job as an administrative assistant at Sanford Health.

She relocated from California after taking a trip here a few years ago and falling in love with South Dakota.

"So I was told of course I was crazy and I needed to come back in the winter. So I did. I think it was the worst winter you'd had in 20 years, it didn't change my mind, so I'm here," Gutierrez said.

But Guitierrez' job search took a while.

"I started back when I was in California and it was daily; so I'd say maybe a couple hundred applications," Gutierrez said.

Gutierrez had some competition to land this position. For each Sanford job opening there are as many as 200 applicants.

"It takes a lengthy process sometimes to go through one or two interviews for each position. For the entry level positions it's a lot of conversations and interviews with multiple people in the department," Lynn Halverson with Sanford Health Human Resources said.

And those thousands of applications pouring in each month come from everywhere.

"We're really seeing a wide variety. We have a lot of people locally who are applying, as well as from across the country, Halverson said.

Halverson says most people who apply from other areas have ties to South Dakota, so Gutierrez is unusual. But Gutierrez says it's the best move she's ever made.

"It's gone really smoothly. I'm really happy. I think this is one of the best changes I've made in my life. I do," Gutierrez said.

The kind of positions available at Sanford range from entry level all the way up to executive.

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