• Resources & Data

  • 2013 Labor Force and Wage and Benefits Survey

    Our 2013 comprehensive Labor Availability Study was conducted by The University of Nebraska - Kearney. This independent study was based on feedback generated from household and local employers surveys. This study quantifies the fact that this region has a high level of underemployment. Our historically low unemployment rate as reported by the Department of Labor, does not reflect a high number of workers working multiple jobs to make ends meet. The survey indicates that there is a large pool of available workers for jobs that have good benefits and a living wage.

    Additionally, the University included Wage and Benefit information gathered from area businesses. The results are included in the study.

    For complete study results, click on the link below:

     2013 Labor Force and Wage and Benefits Survey

    For additional labor force information, please visit the Nebraska Department of Labor, Workforce Development site.

    www.dol.nebraska.gov

    Housing

    When housing needs were anticipated to meet the demands of incoming new residents to our area, a Housing Study was contracted with Hanna:Keelan Associates of Lincoln, Nebraska to identify those needs. Developers and contractors stepped up and gaps in housing were filled as a result of the study. For a copy of that study, please click on the following link.

     2010 Housing Study

    The North Platte Chamber & Development is now working on an update of that study that was completed in 2005. It is anticipated that the new study will be available in early 2010.

    Local Incentives

    The North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corporation is committed to the retention, expansion and attraction of preferred employers that offer good quality jobs in Lincoln County. Incentives are available to help businesses that meet the requirements of that commitment.

    Local Incentives
    Quality Growth Fund (The Plan)
    Quality Growth Fund (Application)

    State Incentives

    The Nebraska Advantage package was designed to create a business climate that makes Nebraska the preferred location for starting and growing your business. The Nebraska Advantage rewards businesses that invest in the state and hire Nebraskans. In this progressive, pro-business tax climate, corporate income and sales taxes are reduced or virtually eliminated.

    Additional information on the State Tax Incentives

     

    Job Training Services & Incentives

    1. Nebraska Customized Job Training Program

    • Provides State training assistance on a reimbursement basis for projects that create new jobs and offer an opportunity for economic development in Nebraska
    • Eligible activities may include, but are not limited to, manufacturing, processing, warehousing/distribution, data processing and headquarter locations
    • Training assistance targeted for full-time production positions
    • Eligible costs may include instructor fees, books, materials and limited on-the-job training
    • Positions created must offer salaries that meet or exceed the local average wage for similar posibitons with a competitive benefits package
    • Typical reimbursement is $250 TO $1,000 per job

    2. Workforce Attraction Grant

    • Chamber & Development provides initial funding to support an employee recruitment campaign
    • Funding to be utilized for local and state advertising sources, including newspaper, radio, television, billboards, Internet, job fairs, etc.
    • Special consideration given to positions that offer above average pay for comparable positions in the area
    • Level of funding at the discretion of the Chamber & Development Board of Directors

    3. Mid-Plains Community College Career Assessment and Training Center

    • National-known assessment center assists private business in identifying necessary skill sets for selected positions
    • Pre-testing of applicants is available for a nominal fee
    • Negotiable rate structure available for specific employee training programs conducted at the College or on-site at a business
    • Listing of current and past satisfied clients is readily available

     

    Links to other sites

    City of North Platte
    NE Department of Economic Development
    NPPD - Economic Development
    State of Nebraska
    Nebraska Workforce Development
    Nebraska Databook

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