NDOL Offers Support for Businesses Trying to Hire via Statewide Job-Center Network

Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL, dol.nebraska.gov/Home/ContactUs) is supporting businesses in need of qualified employees via a statewide network of job centers available to assist employers in a variety of areas. Business service representatives are connected to local workforce development partners, including government agencies such as the Department of Economic Development, local community colleges, and area nonprofits. NEworks.nebraska.gov is the state’s largest, most comprehensive online job database. Nebraska businesses of every size and industry use NEworks to connect with thousands of highly qualified job seekers, including a large bank of professionals, high-skilled individuals and veterans.

If you are an employer looking to make direct connections with the local talent pool, NDOL’s business services representatives can work with you to coordinate job fairs and hiring events. The Nebraska Workforce System also has several programs to diversify and upskill an employer’s workforce. Businesses can receive a substantial wage subsidy for hiring and training individuals from a variety of targeted populations. Worker Training Grants can help upskill the current workforce in any area or program that increases retention, upward mobility, and productivity.
NDOL, in partnership with the United States Department of Labor (USDOL), works to expand a variety of Registered Apprenticeship opportunities throughout the state. In addition, employers can develop a pre-apprenticeship with NDOL to engage and excite students through career exploration. What’s more, NDOL assists employers with using layoff aversion and response strategies, including Short-Time Compensation and the Rapid Response program.

Business services solutions are customizable and unique to every employer. For more information about the Nebraska Department of Labor’s services for employers, visit dol.nebraska.gov/Home/ContactUs to contact your local job center today and discover your workforce solution!