Facing Driver Shortage, Government Pays for Training

July 10th, 2015

By Ryan Robertson

Every day, we rely on people with a Commercial Driver’s License—or C-D-L—to deliver the food we eat, the clothes we wear, and the gas we put in our cars. The Nebraska Department of Labor says by 2018, truck drivers will add more jobs to the state than any other occupation. But finding people to fill all those positions can be a bumpy road.

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Elderly population on the rise in Nebraska

January 23rd, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — Nebraska’s population is starting to look a lot older and this will impact everything from essential state services to employment opportunities for everyone.

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Nebraskans battle emergency unemployment compensation loss

January 9th, 2014

By Ja'Nel Johnson

Omaha, NE — More than 1 million Americans lost emergency compensation benefits December 28 and millions more stand to lose their benefits as the year progresses. Commissioner Lang of the Nebraska Department of Labor and an economics professor examine the implications for Nebraskans.

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Suttle claims victory

January 25th, 2011

By Robyn Wisch, KVNO News

Update: With all precincts reporting, the final vote tally of the night was 37,198 in favor of the recall, and 38,841 opposed. That means Suttle will stay in office, with a margin of 1,643 votes, a 51/49 split.

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Decline projected for Nebraska unemployment

November 24th, 2010

By Fred Knapp

Lincoln, NE – Nebraska’s unemployment rate rose slightly last month but one analytical firm predicts the state will be among the top in the nation for job growth next year.

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