Travel Nursing Jobs in California
Are you looking for a change in scenery? Whether you enjoy sparkling beaches or rolling mountains, the “Land of Golden Opportunities” has it all. California is one of the most desirable destinations for travel nurses, and it’s where you can enjoy spectacular beauty all year long.
Home to the largest population in the United States, California has a high demand for qualified travel nurses. At Advantage RN, we can help you find nursing positions in your specialty in the location where you want to travel. View our travel nursing jobs in California or sign up for job alerts for help starting your California adventure.
Continue reading to learn more about travel nursing jobs in California and why it may be the perfect destination for your next nursing assignment.
Travel Nursing Jobs in California: Incredible Adventures and Unforgettable Memories Await You!
Choosing to be a travel nurse is an excellent way to meet new people and experience a different part of the country all while enhancing your career. Another great perk of travel nursing is the flexibility to select new assignments every few months. Do you want a rewarding career – with perks? When you work as a travel nurse through Advantage RN, you’ll enjoy competitive pay, prearranged private housing, first day benefits and so much more!
As a traveling nurse, you can work in one of California’s many medical facilities located throughout the state. California is home to some of the nation’s most diverse geography, so whether you prefer the soft, sandy beaches of southern California or the vast, wild expanse of Yosemite National Park, California has something to offer everyone! The land of sun and fun gives you plenty of opportunity to explore during your down time. With sunshine all year, you will likely wake up with a smile on your face each day thanks to the beauty and essence of the California life. If you’re interested in experiencing life in California, view our travel nursing job opportunities in California and/or contact a recruiter who can conduct a personalized search to find a job that is a great fit for you. What are you waiting for? Get started today!
Find Travel Nursing Jobs in California
Below is a sampling of available travel nursing jobs in California. If you’re looking for travel nursing jobs in other cities or states, visit our job search page to find all available travel nursing jobs.
Not all of our California travel nurse opportunities are listed. Please contact a recruiter to get your own personalized search by completing the contact form or calling 1-866-301-4045.
Advantages of Travel Nursing Jobs in California
Due to the high demand for nurses in the state, travel nursing jobs in California come with great advantages. As a nurse, you help others in your job every day, so we want to provide you with valuable benefits that help you. Learn about our benefits package for travel nurses. Here is just a sampling of the benefits we provide our travel nurses:
When you partner with Advantage RN, our housing coordinator will work with you to make all your housing arrangements so you can start your nursing assignment worry-free. Whether you have pets, family, or other considerations, our expert coordinators can make all the arrangements to meet your needs. With our housing coordinators taking care of all the details, you can relax and focus on your new assignment and your new adventure – and feel confident that the details have been arranged for you.
Working the night shift and have a clinical issue? Advantage RN is here to help any time of day OR night. During the day, your recruiter and our clinical educator can help resolve your issues. And at night you’ll have a special support line to call. Our goal is to provide you with excellent service – wherever you are and whenever you need it!
Of course you want health coverage with your job, and with Advantage RN, you get it! Our medical insurance covers first day visits to doctors, emergency rooms, specialist, hospitals, and urgent care centers. Our coverage also applies to prescription drug purchases. If you want additional health care coverage, we have plans to cover dental and vision, too! Talk with your recruiter to learn more about all your insurance options.
Sure, travel nursing is fun and exciting, but did you also know it can be a great career to help you save for the future? At Advantage RN, you not only get a competitive wage but we offer a company-matching 401(k) program so you can put some of your great pay aside for the future. After two assignments with us, you can sign up. We’ll match your contribution to this plan – up to 4% of your gross taxable pay. This savings plan is just another way we serve you!
Travel Nursing Jobs in California: Your Adventure Awaits!
A travel nursing job in California provides the opportunity for an adventure you will never forget. With a diverse landscape and an endless selection of attractions, the state makes the perfect destination for a travel nursing assignment.
For those who like the city life, you can take excursions to San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, or Sacramento. Love the sun? You may find yourself relaxing on one of the many famous beaches in California such as Laguna Beach, Venice Beach, El Matador Beach in Malibu, and a multitude of others. Enjoy exploring the great outdoors? Then, you will enjoy California’s many National Parks such as Death Valley, Yosemite, and Sequoia National Park. Or, take some time to cruise the famous 17 mile drive south of San Francisco through the spectacular coastline of the Monterey Peninsula and stroll through the charming cities of Carmel and Pebble Beach. In the winter, California is home to some of the best skiing in the country with resorts around Lake Tahoe and along the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
With such a wide range of places to go and things to do, your opportunity for fun and creating memories of a lifetime will be nearly limitless! So, take the first step now, and view our current travel nursing job opportunities in California or sign up for job alerts to get started planning your adventure today.
Partner with Advantage RN to find your Travel Nursing Job in California
At Advantage RN, we believe we are uniquely qualified to be your best partner in finding your next travel nursing job. As one of the larger travel nursing agencies, we always have a wide selection of job openings, so you are more likely to find a position to meet your needs. We also believe we are the most caring travel nurse agency. Our goal is to provide you with the best travel nursing experience possible, so we offer great benefits, competitive pay, and exceptional service and support. Are you ready to get started? Contact a recruiter today to learn about all of the “advantages” of traveling with us!
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Companies in financial trouble are often forced to liquidate their assets to pay creditors. While a Chapter 11 bankruptcy sometimes makes the most sense, other times a Chapter 7 bankruptcy is required, and in still other situations a corporate dissolution may be best. This post examines another of the options, the assignment for the benefit of creditors, commonly known as an "ABC."
A Few Caveats. It’s important to remember that determining which path an insolvent company should take depends on the specific facts and circumstances involved. As in many areas of the law, one size most definitely does not fit all for financially troubled companies. With those caveats in mind, let’s consider one scenario sometimes seen when a venture-backed or other investor-funded company runs out of money.
One Scenario. After a number of rounds of investment, the investors of a privately held corporation have decided not to put in more money to fund the company’s operations. The company will be out of cash within a few months and borrowing from the company’s lender is no longer an option. The accounts payable list is growing (and aging) and some creditors have started to demand payment. A sale of the business may be possible, however, and a term sheet from a potential buyer is anticipated soon. The company’s real property lease will expire in nine months, but it’s possible that a buyer might want to take over the lease.
- A Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing is problematic because there is insufficient cash to fund operations going forward, no significant revenues are being generated, and debtor in possession financing seems highly unlikely unless the buyer itself would make a loan.
- The board prefers to avoid a Chapter 7 bankruptcy because it’s concerned that a bankruptcy trustee, unfamiliar with the company’s technology, would not be able to generate the best recovery for creditors.
The ABC Option. In many states, another option that may be available to companies in financial trouble is an assignment for the benefit of creditors (or "general assignment for the benefit of creditors" as it is sometimes called). The ABC is an insolvency proceeding governed by state law rather than federal bankruptcy law.
California ABCs. In California, where ABCs have been done for years, the primary governing law is found in California Code of Civil Procedure sections 493.010 to 493.060 and sections 1800 to 1802, among other provisions of California law. California Code of Civil Procedure section 1802 sets forth, in remarkably brief terms, the main procedural requirements for a company (or individual) making, and an assignee accepting, a general assignment for the benefit of creditors:
1802. (a) In any general assignment for the benefit of creditors, as defined in Section 493.010, the assignee shall, within 30 days after the assignment has been accepted in writing, give written notice of the assignment to the assignor’s creditors, equityholders, and other parties in interest as set forth on the list provided by the assignor pursuant to subdivision (c).
(b) In the notice given pursuant to subdivision (a), the assignee shall establish a date by which creditors must file their claims to be able to share in the distribution of proceeds of the liquidation of the assignor’s assets. That date shall be not less than 150 days and not greater than 180 days after the date of the first giving of the written notice to creditors and parties in interest.
(c) The assignor shall provide to the assignee at the time of the making of the assignment a list of creditors, equityholders, and other parties in interest, signed under penalty of perjury, which shall include the names, addresses, cities, states, and ZIP Codes for each person together with the amount of that person’s anticipated claim in the assignment proceedings.
In California, the company and the assignee enter into a formal "Assignment Agreement." The company must also provide the assignee with a list of creditors, equityholders, and other interested parties (names, addresses, and claim amounts). The assignee is required to give notice to creditors of the assignment, setting a bar date for filing claims with the assignee that is between five to six months later.
ABCs In Other States. Many other states have ABC statutes although in practice they have been used to varying degrees. For example, ABCs have been more common in California than in states on the East Coast, but important exceptions exist. Delaware corporations can generally avail themselves of Delaware’s voluntary assignment statutes, and its procedures have both similarities and important differences from the approach taken in California. Scott Riddle of the Georgia Bankruptcy Law Blog has an interesting post discussing ABC’s under Georgia law. Florida is another state in which ABCs are done under specific statutory procedures. For an excellent book that has information on how ABCs are conducted in various states, see Geoffrey Berman’sGeneral Assignments for the Benefit of Creditors: The ABCs of ABCs, published by the American Bankruptcy Institute.
Important Features Of ABCs. A full analysis of how ABCs function in a particular state and how one might affect a specific company requires legal advice from insolvency counsel. The following highlights some (but by no means all) of the key features of ABCs:
- Court Filing Issue. In California, making an ABC does not require a public court filing. Some other states, however, do require a court filing to initiate or complete an ABC.
- Select The Assignee. Unlike a Chapter 7 bankruptcy trustee, who is randomly appointed from those on an approved panel, a corporation making an assignment is generally able to choose the assignee.
- Shareholder Approval. Most corporations require both board and shareholder approval for an ABC because it involves the transfer to the assignee of substantially all of the corporation’s assets. This makes ABCs impractical for most publicly held corporations.
- Liquidator As Fiduciary. The assignee is a fiduciary to the creditors and is typically a professional liquidator.
- Assignee Fees. The fees charged by assignees often involve an upfront payment and a percentage based on the assets liquidated.
- No Automatic Stay. In many states, including California, an ABC does not give rise to an automatic stay like bankruptcy, although an assignee can often block judgment creditors from attaching assets.
- Event Of Default. The making of a general assignment for the benefit of creditors is typically a default under most contracts. As a result, contracts may be terminated upon the assignment under an ipsofacto clause.
- Proof Of Claim. For creditors, an ABC process generally involves the submission to the assignee of a proof of claim by a stated deadline or bar date, similar to bankruptcy. (Click on the link for an example of an ABC proof of claim form.)
- Employee Priority. Employee and other claim priorities are governed by state law and may involve different amounts than apply under the Bankruptcy Code. In California, for example, the employee wage and salary priority is $4,300, not the $10,950 amount currently in force under the Bankruptcy Code.
- 20 Day Goods. Generally, ABC statutes do not have a provision similar to that under Bankruptcy Code Section 503(b)(9), which gives an administrative claim priority to vendors who sold goods in the ordinary course of business to a debtor during the 20 days before a bankruptcy filing. As a result, these vendors may recover less in an ABC than in a bankruptcy case, subject to assertion of their reclamation rights.
- Landlord Claim. Unlike bankruptcy, there generally is no cap imposed on a landlord’s claim for breach of a real property lease in an ABC.
- Sale Of Assets. In many states, including California, sales by the assignee of the company’s assets are completed as a private transaction without approval of a court. However, unlike a bankruptcy Section 363 sale, there is usually no ability to sell assets "free and clear" of liens and security interests without the consent or full payoff of lienholders. Likewise, leases or executory contracts cannot be assigned without required consents from the other contracting party.
- Avoidance Actions. Most states allow assignees to pursue preferences and fraudulent transfers. However, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has held that the Bankruptcy Code pre-empts California’s preference statute, California Code of Civil Procedure section 1800. Nevertheless, to date the California state courts have refused to follow the Ninth Circuit’s decision and still permit assignees to sue for preferences in California state court. In February 2008, a Delaware state court followed the California state court decisions, refusing either to follow the Ninth Circuit position or to hold that the California preference statute was pre-empted by the Bankruptcy Code. The Delaware court was required to apply California’s ABC preference statute because the avoidance action arose out of an earlier California ABC.
The Scenario Revisited. With this overview in mind, let’s return to our company in distress.
- The prospect of a term sheet from a potential buyer may influence whether our hypothetical company should choose an ABC or another approach. Some buyers will refuse to purchase assets outside of a Chapter 11 bankruptcy or a Chapter 7 case. Others are comfortable with the ABC process and believe it provides an added level of protection from fraudulent transfer claims compared to purchasing the assets directly from the insolvent company. Depending on the value to be generated by a sale, these considerations may lead the company to select one approach over the other available options.
- In states like California where no court approval is required for a sale, the ABC can also mean a much faster closing — often within a day or two of the ABC itself provided that the assignee has had time to perform due diligence on the sale and any alternatives — instead of the more typical 30-60 days required for bankruptcy court approval of a Section 363 sale. Given the speed at which they can be done, in the right situation an ABC can permit a "going concern" sale to be achieved.
- Secured creditors with liens against the assets to be sold will either need to be paid off through the sale or will have to consent to release their liens; forced "free and clear" sales generally are not possible in an ABC.
- If the buyer decides to take the real property lease, the landlord will need to consent to the lease assignment. Unlike bankruptcy, the ABC process generally cannot force a landlord or other third party to accept assignment of a lease or executory contract.
- If the buyer decides not to take the lease, or no sale occurs, the fact that only nine months remains on the lease means that this company would not benefit from bankruptcy’s cap on landlord claims. If the company’s lease had years remaining, and if the landlord were unwilling to agree to a lease termination approximating the result under bankruptcy’s landlord claim cap, the company would need to consider whether a bankruptcy filing was necessary to avoid substantial dilution to other unsecured creditor claims that a large, uncapped landlord claim would produce in an ABC.
- If the potential buyer walks away, the assignee would be responsible for determining whether a sale of all or a part of the assets was still possible. In any event, assets would be liquidated by the assignee to the extent feasible and any proceeds would be distributed to creditors in order of their priority through the ABC’s claims process.
- While other options are available and should be explored, an ABC may make sense for this company depending upon the buyer’s views, the value to creditors and other constituencies that a sale would produce, and a clear-eyed assessment of alternative insolvency methods.
Conclusion. When weighing all of the relevant issues, an insolvent company’s management and board would be well-served to seek the advice of counsel and other insolvency professionals as early as possible in the process. The old song may say that ABC is as "easy as 1-2-3," but assessing whether an assignment for the benefit of creditors is best for an insolvent company involves the analysis of a myriad of complex factors.