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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.


June Unemployment Rates
Nebraska: 3.5%
National: 6.1%

Next Release Date:
July Rates August 15 at 9:00 AM

Unempl. Benefits Change
Coming August 7: All claims except claims involving wages paid by the military or the federal government or wages earned in other states should be filed online unless you need a special accommodation or technical assistance. Call the Claims Center if you are unable to complete your claim online.

The Good Life for Veterans
The Good Life for Veterans recruiting campaign is focused on meeting Nebraska's workforce needs through attracting military veterans and their families from other states to move to Nebraska.

PY2014 Common Measures Performance Goals
View the proposed goals for the Workforce Investment Act and the Wagner-Peyser Act

NE Nebraska Labor Study
The Nebraska Departments of Economic Development and Labor announced findings from the Northeast Nebraska Labor Availability Study. Survey results show an estimated 116,500 potential job seekers in the area.

ManPower Job Fair
07/24/2014 - 07/24/2014
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Department of Labor - Lincoln Local Office
1111 "O" Street Suite 222 (SECC Education Sq. Building)
Lincoln, NE

Packer Sanitation Hiring Event
07/29/2014 - 07/29/2014
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Opportunity Center - Dept of Labor
1500 Plum Creek Parkway
Lexington, NE, NE

JBS Grand Island Job Fair
07/31/2014 - 07/31/2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Nebraska Department of Labor - American Job Center
203 E. Stolley Park Rd., Ste. A
Grand Island, NE

Hiring Our Heroes Event
08/05/2014 - 08/05/2014
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sandhills Convention Center
2102 South Jeffers
North Platte, NE

JobsGuide LLC job fair
08/06/2014 - 08/06/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Lincoln Area Broadcaster's Career Fair
08/13/2014 - 08/13/2014
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM

The Cornhusker Marriott Hotel (Atrium)
333 South 13th St.
Lincoln, NE

JobsGuide LLC job fair
10/01/2014 - 10/01/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

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