Workforce and Education

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Employment Opportunities:
For Local Jobs within a 25 mile radius of  zip code 68410 (Nebraska City Area), Click the button:    

For current jobs in Southeast Nebraska through the Nebraska Workforce Development
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For current jobs in Southeast Nebraska/CareerLink Click Here      

Employment Agencies:
Employment agencies can help you get your foot in the door to many potential full time positions. If you want to see about flexible hours, seasonal work, Ft or Pt or even direct hiring - see this agency: Staffing Services, Inc.: 601 Central Ave.,  Nebraska City 402-873-4323

Career Training Opportunities:
Training in the Southeast Nebraska area will vary from County to County. Be sure to visit your prospective Economic Development website to view the scheduled training. Career Training is also provided by the Nebraska Workforce Development. Check with your local NWD today for their training schedule.

Special Career Training
This training was introduced in the High Schools through a program called ESU 4 in Southeast Nebraska. The ESU 4 program has developed the corriculum for Health Science and Energy Academy Career Outlook programs to give kids an idea of some of the top career fields needed for the 21st century. View the video on the programs success

Workforce Demographics:

Nebraska City is the quintessential Nebraska city that provides access to a 700,000 plus workforce which includes
Omaha and Lincoln, but with a comfortable population of 7,289 we still offer a great quality of life and the safety of a small town.

 Click here to review Labor Market Data


Source: NPPD, GIS Index Report, 2008



Nebraska has one of the highest public high school graduation rates in the United States . The community has public and parochial school systems, as well as the Nebraska Center for Children Who are Blind or Visually Impaired, a state school founded in 1875. Combined, the city’s seven schools serve over 1600 children in Kindergarten through 12th grade. In 2007, a bond issue was passed to construct a new K-2nd elementary school; and to make additions and renovations to the 3rd-5th grade elementary school and the high school. Most recently in May of 2013, Lourdes Central Catholic School just completed an 8.5 million dollar renovation.  We believe in investing into our kids education and it shows!

The Nebraska City Public Schools are all accredited by the State of Nebraska and the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools. There are two elementary facilities, one middle school and one high school. In 2008, the community passed a $24 million school bond which is building a new K-2 elementary school, scheduled for completion in January 2010; an expansion and improvements to the 3-5th grade elementary school; and expansion and improvements to the high school. The Middle School was newly constructed about fifteen years ago.

Central Office: 215 North 12th Street, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-6033
Northside Elementary (K-2): 1212 12th Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-5561
Hayward Elemenatry (3rd – 5th): 306 South 14th Street, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-6641
Nebraska City Middle School (6th -8th): 909 1st Corso, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-5591
Nebraska City High School (9th – 12th): 141 Steinhart Park Rd., Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-3360

Private Schools:  

Lourdes Central Catholic School has a preschool, elementary, middle and high school
Central Office: 412 2nd Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (402) 873-6154

Special Schools:
Additionally, the community is home to the Nebraska Center for the Education of Children Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired who serve children and families across the state. 824 10th Avenue, Nebraska City, NE 68410 - (888) 826-4355

Secondary Education Opportunities:
Thirteen universities and four-year colleges and five community colleges are located within a 60-mile radius for study. Peru State College is a four year college located just 20-miles south of Nebraska City. Southeast Community College offers a wide variety of Continuing Education classes in Nebraska City and other communities in the region.

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