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As a Veteran of the Armed Services, you are a valued member of the civilian workforce with the skills, training, and character to meet the toughest challenges faced by today's employers. The Nebraska Department of Labor strives to ensure that all Veterans and Transitioning Service Members have access to the tools needed to find good jobs with good wages and career pathways. NDOL accomplishes its mission through a variety of programs, including the services provided by dedicated individuals who work in the Career Centers located throughout Nebraska.


    What kinds of services are available to Veterans?

Veterans and eligible spouses receive access, on a priority of service basis, to the full range of public employment and training services, including job search assistance workshops, resume assistance, labor market information, career counseling, job referral, and referral to other supportive and training resources.

    What does priority of service mean?

Federal law and regulations require all workforce programs funded by the Department of Labor to provide priority of service to:
  1. Veterans who served in the active military, naval, or air service and who were discharged under conditions other than dishonorable; and,
  2. Eligible spouses of those veterans who have total service-connected disabilities or who died as a result of service-connected disabilities.
Priority of service means that those Veterans and eligible spouses who meet all the eligibility requirements for a program or service are to receive access to that program or service either earlier in time or instead of persons who are not eligible for priority of service.

    What is a One-Stop Career Center and
        What can it do for me?


One-Stop Career Centers provide job seekers with a full range of assistance under one roof to offer training, referrals, career counseling, job listings, and similar employment services. Many One-Stops include specialized staff who serve eligible Veterans and other eligible persons exclusively. These specialized staff are known as Disabled Veterans' Outreach Program (DVOP) specialists and Local Veterans' Employment Representatives (LVER).

One-Stop Career Centers must ensure that Veterans and eligible spouses are made aware of:
  1. Their entitlement to priority of service;
  2. The full array of programs and services that are available to them; and
  3. the eligibility requirements for those programs and/or services.

Veterans and eligible spouses must be identified at the point of entry to physical locations, such as One-Stop Career Centers, as well as web sites and other virtual service delivery points so they can take full advantage of priority of service.

    What services are available to me and my eligible
         spouse?


  • Career assessment and counseling
  • Assistance with resumes, cover letters, and interviewing skills
  • Support services referrals
  • Job placement assistance and referrals
  • Information on careers, training, education, and financial aid
  • Job search workshops
  • Intensive services to assist with employment barriers
  • Assessment testing and labor market information
  • Computers with internet access
  • Assistance with navigating computer programs
  • Help with the online application process
  • Computer keyboard and data entry testing
  • Access to fax, phone, and copy services
  • Assistive technology hardware and software are available to meet special needs
    Career Information Websites

US Bureau of Labor Statistics - occupations, earnings and outlook information.
www.bls.gov

Career One-Stop - Career resources, wages, and employment trends.
www.careeronestop.org

ONET Online - Defines and describes occupations in detail. Good information for resume creation.
online.onetcenter.org

    Employment Websites

Nebraska Department of Labor
dol.nebraska.gov

NEworks
neworks.nebraska.gov

Federal Job Openings
www.statejobs.nebraska.gov

State Job Openings
www.usajobs.gov

VetSuccess
www.vetsuccess.gov

G.I. Jobs
www.gijobs.com

Veterans Employment and Training Services (VETS)
www.dol.gov/vets




    Hiring Our Heroes

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Current
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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.

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Lincoln, NE

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07/31/2014 - 07/31/2014
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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203 E. Stolley Park Rd., Ste. A
Grand Island, NE

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08/05/2014 - 08/05/2014
8:30 AM - 1:00 PM

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2102 South Jeffers
North Platte, NE

- JOB FAIR -
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08/06/2014 - 08/06/2014
1:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

- JOB FAIR -
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

- JOB FAIR -
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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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