The workforce in Thayer County have access to the Greater Nebraska Workforce Development Area which provides employment and training opportunities to job seekers that lead to stable good paying jobs while meeting the needs of local businesses.
TCEDA has many partners in place for training employees in order to maintain the highest quality workforce. The job market and labor pool is diverse; the employee base is prepared for various manufacturing jobs, agricultural skills, and healthcare opportunities.
The employment rate in Thayer County has increased by 1.84 from 2018 to today. Companies receive support with local and state assistance programs. Businesses in Thayer County have access to the Nebraska Department of Labor, and NEworks which aids employers in the county with hiring resources and worker training resources. In addition, TCEDA is available to help with business relocation, new building development or small business real estate.
A few of the ways TCEDA can help are the following...
- Site Selection Support
- Revolving Loan Fund
- Home Ownership Program
- Housing programs through SENDD
- Through SENDD, grants are available that allow TCEDA to purchase, oversee renovation, then sell to the buyer.
Local Workforce Development Resources
Thayer County Economic Development Alliance (TCEDA) is committed towards workforce development by providing growth opportunities. The Learning Center at Hebron offers credit and leisure learning courses that include, but are not limited to adult education courses and nursing assistant courses. Business and workforce training opportunities exist to serve the region if you are interested in enhancing a skill, recertifying a trade, or starting a new career path.
State Workforce Development Resources
The state of Nebraska offers workforce development that include internship services, apprenticeships, and on-the-go training. NEworks offers several opportunities for education and training that include ETPL approved programs, and online learning resources.