Committed to Helping our Community Recover
Aiding individuals affected by a layoff to transition to new employment by providing job search assistance and training opportunities.
Maintaining or Improving Your Wage
Our career planners will work to understand your wage needs and help you identify careers to either maintain or increase your earnings. We will emphasize the use of the H3 website (http://H3.ne.gov) to help you identify, acquire skills, and enter high wage, high-skill, and high-demand (H3) careers in Nebraska. All program activities will be centered on the achievement of this primary goal.
Employment & Training Services
Activities that will support you in securing a stable, good-paying job are listed on our Job Seeker Services page.
Temporary Income Assistance
Our career planners can also assist you in applying for and understanding your unemployment insurance benefits. When participating in a Dislocated Worker Program training activity, your work search requirements may be waived by the Nebraska Department of Labor.
You might be eligible for funding if:
- You have been terminated or laid off, or
- You have received a notice of termination or layoff from employment,
- You are self-employed and are currently unemployed because of general economic conditions or natural disaster, or
- You are a homemaker that has been providing unpaid services to family members in the home and now must reenter the workforce, or
- You are a service member or a spouse of a service member that is separated or will be separated from the U.S. Armed Forces.
All services are provided at zero cost to the job seeker and are funded by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.
We measure success by the achievement of our people, by the jobs they can find, and the quality of life those jobs offer. It is our goal to help you find good employment and keep it or advance.
Laid Off Due to Global Trade?
If you have been laid off due to the impacts of global trade, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Program provides support to help job seekers. It operates much like the Dislocated Worker Program but with enhanced benefits to transition to new employment.
Trade Adjustment Assistance Program Services
- Full-time, funded training with income support OR part-time training without income support
- Wage subsidy for reemployed workers up to $10,000 (50+ years of age during eligible period)
- 90% job search allowance (max $1,250)
- 90% relocation allowance– based on reasonable expense determination
Most participants will first be enrolled in the Dislocated Worker Program while the Trade petition is reviewed by the US Department of Labor. (ALL Trade participants are eligible for the Dislocated Worker Program). Participants can leverage funding from both programs and services will be coordinated.
To be eligible for this program, you need to have been a part of one of these Trade Certified layoffs:
|Allstate Insurance Company||12/26/2017||02/11/2021|
|The AMES Companies, Inc.||02/10/2019||04/14/2022|
|Bank of the West||8/26/2018||12/30/2021|
|Data Axle (Infogroup)||6/17/2020||8/11/2023|
|Lee Enterprises, Inc.||10/16/2019||3/7/2023|
|NTT Data Services, LLC||7/6/2019||08/13/2022|
|NTT Security Inc.||03/20/2019||04/14/2022|
|Overland Products Company, Inc.||12/18/2018||01/17/2022|
|Pall Filter Specialists||11/2/2019||11/20/2022|
|Royal Engineered Composites, Inc.||7/16/2019||2/25/2023|
|Transaction Applications Group||06/12/2018||07/25/2021|
|Valsoft SARS, Inc. (Macpractice)||10/28/2019||1/19/2023|
The Nebraska Department of Labor sends notifications to individuals in these groups. It is possible that the Nebraska Department of Labor may not receive a complete list of employees affected. If you became separated from a company on this list between the beginning (impact) date and the expiration date, you may qualify for Trade benefits.
To learn more, contact the Trade Adjustment Program.