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Old 10-13-2012, 09:30 AM
 
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Accroding to many sources like Sperling's best place and forbes , both lincoln and omaha are very excellent places to find a job without suffering like rest of the country .

Lincoln 4% unemployment and 3% job growth
Omaha 5% unemployment and 2% job growth

But practically , do you find those rankings really reflecting the actual situation of job market for both white and blue collar jobs ??

Thanks
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Old 11-28-2012, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Vancouver
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Omaha is #2 I believe right now according to Forbes, seems about right.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:31 PM
 
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There are some blue collar jobs around here, but we are a white collar dominate ity in both Omaha and Lincoln.

Big business state witha strong network of Information Technology and healthcare jobs.
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Old 01-04-2013, 07:38 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Very broad mix of industries. Fortune 500 companies to healthy small business.
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Old 03-03-2013, 12:27 AM
 
Location: Lincoln, NE
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A lot of them are not the best paying, at least entry level. I think there are a lot of jobs looking for people, although many of them are for real specialized things and if you don't have a special training or experience you are probably talking at or close to minimum wage.
But yeah, for lower wages the job outlook is pretty good. Some of these big business magazines don't care if it is underemployment as long as it counts as a job.
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Old 04-21-2013, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Papillion
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Also some very good paying jobs with great opportunities
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Old 06-15-2013, 10:57 PM
 
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Lincoln is quite unexplored , they have a huge demand of skilled technology people. 3% unemployment means a lot, though blue collar and white collar is not segregated . NY has an unemployment rate of 12% , the job seekers are focusing on surrounding states , they are unaware of this untapped market with tremendous potential
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Old 06-19-2013, 12:20 AM
 
Location: Sick of MI.
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You should keep it secret and safe. I'm debating coming out there myself.

Are jobs actually reasonably easy to find?

Could I send out resumes and expect to get some replies without hundreds of people also sending them out?

If you go through a temp service do you have a better chance of getting hired in than elsewhere?

I understand Nebraska is a slow growth economy. I understand this has its downsides, but does it explain why you are shielded from downturns more than the rest of the USA? Low, steady growth also means shallower downturns.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Bothell, Washington
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It's hard to describe in the case of Lincoln. Lincoln always has very low unemployment, but actually finding a decent job is never that easy. Even in the best times, prospects are limited due to it being a small city with a limited number of places that exist in the first place. So there are few people actually losing jobs which results in the consistently low unemployment rate, but it's not really a good place to go to try to find many good jobs. I say this after having lived in Lincoln for 12 years, from 1997- 2009.
I can't speak for Omaha, though- it's a bigger city with more industry, bigger companies, etc- so I would imagine the dynamic there is different.
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Old 06-19-2013, 01:26 PM
 
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Lincoln is quite unexplored , they have a huge demand of skilled technology people. 3% unemployment means a lot, though blue collar and white collar is not segregated . NY has an unemployment rate of 12% , the job seekers are focusing on surrounding states , they are unaware of this untapped market with tremendous potential
NY has an unemployment rate of 12%? Unemployment Rates for States
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