Nebraska Launching Campaigns to Address Shortage of Skilled Manufacturing Workers

November 20, 2007 – Like many states throughout the country, Nebraska is facing a critical shortage of skilled manufacturing workers. A new report from the state labor department shows Nebraska companies are looking to fill more than 3,000 manufacturing positions.

In response, local companies are teaming up with Central Community College for a new training program in which the companies pay for the tuition and graduates are guaranteed a job with one of the companies.

“It’s an opportunity for a student who has a desire to get these skills, to get an education, a trade, that is gonna get them a good income and a good lifestyle without any cost to them,” Stan Zimbelman of Nebraska Workforce Development told KHAS-TV.

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