“80% of a community’s economic growth comes from the existing business community” – NDED
WORKNP is an incentive program designed to bring in new workers, enable our employers to expand, grow our population and our economy through those relocating to Lincoln County.
WORKNP will match local employers’ recruitment incentives up to $5,000 per open position, so in essence new workers relocating to North Platte/Lincoln County, Nebraska can receive up to $10,000 in hiring incentives ($5k from us and $5k from the employer).
The program is primarily driven by employers as they are responsible for promoting their open positions and all hiring processes. We encourage our local employers to list open positions on the Department of Labor’s job board: https://neworks.nebraska.gov (local zip code 69101).
Basic guidelines of the program as well as the Employer Application can be viewed at www.worknp.com
In addition to those relocating to North Platte/Lincoln County we also allow an exception for Mid-Plains Community College graduates and Lincoln County high school graduates. We recognize the value of keeping our young people and will provide the same incentive for those that choose to stay or return home to Lincoln County for employment.
Any of our 600 Chamber Member businesses qualify for the incentive. We do limit each employer to four (4) incentives.
Positions must pay at or above $20 per hour and the new employee must agree to remain at the company for a period of 3 years. Positions in any industry are eligible provided they meet the wage level. Visit www.worknp.com for more details and the employer application.
Employers are responsible for promoting their open positions and conducting all the hiring processes. We encourage employers to post all open positions on the Department of Labor's free job board: https://neworks.nebraska.gov