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  • Funds are allocated by federal to local areas for job-preparation initiatives to help eligible adults with job training and employment opportunities by federal formula.
  • Funds are allocated by federal formula to local areas to provide summer jobs for disadvantaged youth up to age 24.
  • Funds are allocated by federal formula to local areas for training and employment opportunities to individuals affected by layoffs.
  • Two-thirds of these funds are to be used by the state for reemployment services for Unemployment Insurance claimants including the integrated Employment Services and Unemployment Insurance information technology required to identify and serve the needs of such claimants.
  • Funds provided for the administration of the Unemployment Insurance Program and are provided in addition to incentive payments for Unemployment Insurance modernization.
  • These funds have been requested by the NWD-DOL to support changes to the current benefit payment system needed to implement the additional weekly payment of $25.
  • Funds are allocated by federal to local areas for the development of workforce sector strategies that target energy efficiency and renewable energy industries, align with the Governor’s workforce vision, and lead to training activities and employment in targeted industry sectors.
  • Funds are allocated by federal to a consortium of States in the Northern Plains – Rocky Mountain area. The consortium has contracted with State Labor Market Information entities to perform work associated with research and information dissemination specific to identifying existing, new and emerging green industries; identifying green occupations; researching new and emerging green technologies; and research methodology comparisons.
  • Funds are allocated by federal to local areas to provide outreach and recruitment of dislocated workers with prolonged unemployment; recruitment of employers; intake, assessment and Individual Service Strategy Development and implementation; skill gap identification; OJT contract development and monitoring; case management; support service coordination and provision; and transition and follow-up services.

  • These figures represent the current agency estimate of increased payments to beneficiaries using 1.7 Insured Unemployment Rate (IUR).
  • These figures represent the current agency estimate of increased payments to beneficiaries emanating from the approval of an additional $25 per week for Emergency Unemployment Compensation (EUC) beneficiaries.
  • These figures represent the current agency estimate of increased payments to beneficiaries emanating from the approval of an additional $25 per week for regular beneficiaries.

  • Tier I: Alternative Base Period: Eligibility based upon wages earned during the four most recently completed calendar quarters.
  • Tier II: Adoption of two of the following four eligibility cases: seeking part time work; not disqualified due to compelling family reasons; additional weeks of benefits if individual enters certain training programs; or payment of a dependent allowance of at least $15.00.
  • Nebraska will receive additional federal funds to administer unemployment insurance programs including the additional benefits provided or proposed under ARRA.


February Unemployment Rates
Nebraska: 3.6%
National: 6.7%

Next Release Date:
March April 18 at 9:00 AM

Employer Tax Rates
The 2014 employer combined tax rates are now available.

04/16/2014 - 04/17/2014
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American Job Center - Neb. Dept of Labor Grand Island
203 E. Stolley Park Road Suite A
Grand Island, NE

MCC Spring Career Fair
04/30/2014 - 04/30/2014
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30th & Fort Street
Omaha, NE

MCC Spring Career Fair
05/01/2014 - 05/01/2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

South Omaha Campus - Industrial Training Center
2909 Edward Babe Gomez Avenue
Omaha, NE

12th Annual John Bernardi Job Fair
05/16/2014 - 05/16/2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Charles B. Washington Branch
2868 Ames Ave.
Omaha, NE

2014 Community Career Fair
05/20/2014 - 05/20/2014
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Heartland Workforce Solutions
5425 North 103rd Street
Omaha, NE

JobsGuide LLC job fair
06/04/2014 - 06/04/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Comfort Inn & Suites 70th & Grover, Omaha, NE
7007 Grover Street
Omaha, NE

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