By: KDKA-TV News Staff

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – Local hospitals are offering bonuses to fill open positions and try to attract top talent.

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UPMC is looking to hire hundreds of nurses, and according to the Trib, many of those come with sign-on bonuses up to $15,000.

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AHN is offering similar bonuses, the Trib reports, and Excela Health’s job board shows bonuses from $2,000 to $10,000.

Most bonuses depend on experience level.

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Local nurses say the pandemic has made staffing shortages even more dire.