Labor shed study of NE Nebraska to shine light on employment issues

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Labor shed study of NE Nebraska to shine light on employment issues

An upcoming labor shed study of northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa is expected to give employers and economic developers a greater understanding of what's required to attract new and expand existing businesses and skilled employees to fill specific positions. The study is a collaboration of the Nebraska departments of Economic Development and Labor.

An upcoming labor shed study of northeast Nebraska, southeast South Dakota and northwest Iowa is expected to give employers and economic developers a greater understanding of what’s required to attract new and expand existing businesses and skilled employees to fill specific positions. The study is a collaboration of the Nebraska departments of Economic Development and Labor.

The Northeast Nebraska Regional Labor Shed Study will examine the employment centers of Columbus, Fremont, Norfolk, South Sioux City, Wayne, and West Point, as well as northwestern Iowa and southern South Dakota to gain insights into the local labor forces, including skills sets, and key driving social and economic factors.

Area residents will receive surveys in late October and early November, along with postage-paid envelopes.

A number of regional and community groups have endorsed the study, including Northeast Nebraska Economic Development District, City of Fremont, Greater Fremont Economic Development Council, City of South Sioux City, Wayne Area Economic Development and West Point Chamber of Commerce.

While all individual results are confidential, a final report detailing the overall findings will be published during spring 2014.

For information, contact Melissa Trueblood at 800-426-6505, 402-471-2840 or melissa.trueblood@nebraska.gov

CONTACT Patty Wood at 800-426-6505, 402-471-1559 or patty.wood@nebraska.gov