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Nebraska business and education leaders have unveiled a new plan designed to create 25,000 jobs while adding $15,000 to the annual income of every resident by 2030.

The plan unveiled Tuesday by the group Blueprint Nebraska also seeks to bring 43,000 new young adults into the state and attract $200 million in annual research and development initiatives. The group also hopes to make Nebraska a top-ranked state for its quality of life.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Officials say Nebraska's unemployment rate remained unchanged in June at 3%.

The Nebraska Labor Department said in a news release Friday that the preliminary June rate matched the May rate and was two-tenths of a point higher than the June 2018 rate of 2.8%.

The new Nebraska rate is well below June's national preliminary rate of 3.7% — up a tenth of a point from 3.6% in May.

State Labor Commissioner John Albin says several industries, including mining and construction and financial activities, reached record high employment levels last month.

The OPS Interview Fair is Wednesday, July 10th at Monroe Middle School (5105 Bedford Ave., South entrance)  There will be application help from Noon to 5:00 p.m. and interviews with qualified candidates will start at 1:00 p.m.

Director of OPS Transportation, Trevis Sallis stopped by the KIOS-FM studios to chat with Mike Hogan "Live & Local" about how this district can move tens of thousands of children safely to and from school.  

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The Federal Emergency Management Agency is facing an unexpected challenge in meeting the needs of the many people affected by this spring's widespread flooding and violent storms: a strong economy.

Tasked with responding to natural disasters that seem ever more frequent and destructive, the agency finds itself further challenged by the robust job market and an inability to match what the private sector can offer, in many cases.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — Career counselors and recruiters say 2019 college graduates will be hitting a hot job market if they're ready to begin their careers.

Bill Watts is the University of Nebraska-Lincoln's director of advising and career services, and he says this year's graduates have the best chances to land good jobs that he's seen in 20 years, calling the market "pretty phenomenal."

The Omaha World-Herald reports that the National Association of Colleges and Employers reported last month that hiring of college graduates will go up 10.7% this year from last year.

The Nebraska Department of Labor projects there will be 1 million computer-related job openings in the United States by 2024.

SHENANDOAH, Iowa (AP) — Company officials say 250 hourly and salaried positions will be eliminated at the Eaton Vehicle Group plant in the southwestern Iowa city of Shenandoah.

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) — ConAgra Foods has told employees it will eliminate about 40 information-technology jobs as the packaged food company looks to slash its payroll in Omaha and elsewhere.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad and Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds have announced an initiative to increase skilled labor in Iowa, but it's unclear how much the plan would cost or how it would be funded.

More than 1,000 ConAgra employees in Omaha will lose their jobs

Oct 1, 2015

Omaha’s Mayor says she was given no indication at a meeting Wednesday with ConAgra’s CEO that the company planned to move its headquarters.

Support for workforce programs in 2016 Omaha budget proposal

Jul 23, 2015

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert’s 2016 budget proposal includes more than one million dollars for job training and workforce development programs.

Ashford, Hoyer call for reauthorization of Export-Import Bank

Jul 1, 2015

Nebraska Congressman Brad Ashford says reauthorization of the Export-Import bank is critical to jobs and trade.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — A new report says Nebraska's unemployment rate dropped a tenth of a point to hit 2.5 percent in April, remaining the lowest rate in the nation.

Growing disconnect between where people live, where jobs are

Apr 9, 2015

A new report says fewer jobs are available to some Omahans depending on where they live in the metro area.

Attracting a young and skilled workforce and being a welcoming community are among the goals identified in the Heartland 2050 Vision.

Negotiations between the city and northeast Omaha landowners for a 68-acre site are on hold.

ALTOONA, Iowa (AP) — Gov. Terry Branstad has signed a bill that provides increased state funding and coordination for an apprenticeship program to train workers in skilled jobs including those in construction and information technology.

Group seeks to put minimum wage increase on November ballot

May 16, 2014

A petition drive begins Monday to place a minimum wage increase on the November ballot in Nebraska.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Supporters of a higher minimum wage in Nebraska are planning to gather signatures for a November ballot measure that would raise it to $9 an hour by 2016.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Governor Dave Heineman is hoping to lure military veterans to Nebraska with a campaign touting good jobs for vets.

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa (AP) — Tyson Fresh Meats will be adding around 140 jobs at a Council Bluffs plant, now that Tyson has won more than $950,000 in Iowa tax credits.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Proposals to raise the minimum wage in Nebraska are drawing support from advocates who say they would help the working poor, and opposition from business groups that say it would do just the opposite.

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The state is laying off staffers at the Iowa Workforce Development agency, which provides services to unemployed residents.

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — State economic forecasters expect steady economic and job growth across most of the state industries through 2015.

Prosper Omaha looks to the city's next five years

Feb 19, 2013
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The Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce wants 12,000 new jobs created in the next five years.

UNO’s Office of Latino/Latin American Studies, College of Business Administration and Center for Public Affairs Research, recently released a report on immigrant economic impact.

A measure approved in last year’s legislature will provide grant funds to create partnerships between non-profit organizations and educational institutions.

City of Omaha, Empowerment Network partner on program for youth

Mar 20, 2012

The city of Omaha is putting $300,000 toward a new job training program for young people.