Nebraskans without a job, an education or the skills to advance professionally could get training under two measures in the Legislature that seek to help people amid a slowly growing economy.
One measure by Omaha Sen. Heath Mello would offer state money for job-training programs to help low-income Nebraskans prepare a
resume, manage their finances, present themselves in job interviews
and hone other skills.
Omaha Sen. Steve Lathrop has introduced another bill that would tap an existing state fund to offer job training for Nebraskans receiving unemployment benefits.
Nebraska's 4.1 percent unemployment rate is the nation's second
lowest, but the state Department of Labor says more than 41,000
Nebraskans remain out of work and others who are counted as
employed work too few hours to earn a livable wage.