Working for America
State Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Department of Labor
Joan Modrell, Director, Office of Employment and Training
550 S 16th
Lincoln, NE 68520
Key Workforce Priorities
- Maintain a dynamic, demand-driven workforce development system focusing on high-growth, high-demand industries within a regional development context.
- Increase the integration of services to employers and job seekers by multiple public and private partners.
- Recognize the need to meet the changing long and short term needs of businesses and individuals with a coordinated, efficient, and less bureaucratic delivery system.
- Provide the knowledge, skills and resources for learning, earning and living.
- Nebraska ended 2010 with 9,989 more jobs than in December of 2009.
- High growth industries for Nebraska include: Network Systems and Data Communications Analysts; Computer Software Engineers; Registered Nurses; Truck Drivers; Customer Service Representatives; Medical Assistants; and Accountants and Auditors.
- Nebraska offers one of the lowest unemployment rates in the United States. The current unemployment rate in the State of Nebraska is 4.1%.
- Nebraska’s NEworks web site offers an average of 20,000 job openings.
- 48% of job seeking candidates in Nebraska have more than ten years of on-the-job experience.
- The annual average wage in Nebraska is $36,088.
- Visit our website at http://www.dol.nebraska.gov/
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