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A Few Good Jobs For Vets seminar

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The job search may be a strange and unknown “battlefield” for our soldiers leaving the military, settling back into civilian life and getting a job. A free seminar, “A Few Good Jobs for Vets in Transition” will be held on Thursday, August 27th. Paul Madsen is leading the seminar and says their goal is to […]

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Nebraska Department of Labor job fair Thursday

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Nebraskans looking for work have a great opportunity Thursday to find good paying job with great benefits. Nebraska Department of Labor spokesperson Deb Christensen says they are holding an industry specific job fair and the public is encouraged to attend. Christensen says, “This is for manufacturing, distribution and warehouse. I have 45 companies coming to […]

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Gov. Ricketts confident no more unemployment checks will go to inmates (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts says his administration has taken steps to insure inmates no longer receive unemployment checks. Ricketts says the discovery that 180 inmates received $156,000 in unemployment checks is an example of his administration is doing a better job of working together as agencies. Ricketts says cooperation between the Department of Correctional Services and […]

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Former probation officer accused of having sex with clients

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A former state probation officer from Buffalo County is accused of having sex with clients he supervised and then lying to federal investigators about it. 56-year-old Thomas Peterson of Kearney was fired from his job on January 22nd, 2014. Peterson has been indicted in United States District Court in Lincoln on four counts of deprivation […]

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2016 Olympic Swim Trial tickets on sale now

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Tickets are now available for next year’s Olympic Swim Trials at the CenturyLink Center in Omaha. Dara Torres is a 12 time Olympic medalist and attended two trials in Omaha and says the city does an excellent job hosting the event. Torres says, “When I heard first in 2005 when trials were going to be […]

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Wayne State College president set to retire this week

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Tomorrow is the last day on the job for Wayne State College President Curt Frye, who’s retiring after 30 years at the school in northeast Nebraska. Frye says he’s been fortunate to work with a lot of good people over the decades. “You can’t be involved with a place, a job or an institution for […]

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Young real jack-of-all-trades against Brewers

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In many ways, Royals right-hander Chris Young is a manager's dream: Young simply goes about his work professionally, and almost always gets the job done.

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Vargas settles in after Royals’ big third frame

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Royals left-hander Jason Vargas knew he had to keep the Indians' lineup in check in a matchups against AL Cy Young winner Corey Kluber. Vargas did his job with six solid innings in a 4-2 win on Wednesday night.

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Job-hunting new grads should “scrub” social media accounts first

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Thousands of young Nebraskans are about to graduate from college and they’ll be flooding the internet with their resumes over the next few weeks as they begin job hunts. Susan McBroom, a vocational rehabilitation counselor, says before you type the first letter on your resume, check Instagram and all other online accounts to make sure […]

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Controversy sparks 2+ hours of debate, still Rice confirmed as SHP superintendent

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State legislators debated the nomination of Brad Rice as superintendent of the State Highway Patrol for more than two hours before confirming his nomination on a 32-to-7 vote. Opponents claim Rice has discriminated against women, too freely shared his Christian faith with others on the job, and might have used excessive force during his 29-year […]

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Workers’ Memorial Day events in Lincoln

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The Occupational Safety and Health Administration is sponsoring two Workers’ Memorial Day events today in Lincoln. Rhonda Burke is an OSHA spokesperson and says on average, 12 people die on-the-job each day due to work related injuries and three million employees report serious job related injuries and illness. According to a recent OSHA report, “Adding […]

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Gov. Ricketts opposes Medicaid expansion bill before Unicameral (AUDIO)

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Gov. Pete Ricketts renews his opposition to expanding Medicaid as the Unicameral prepares to debate the latest proposal. Ricketts rejects claims that expanding Medicaid would boost the state economy. Ricketts says lawmakers should concentrate on providing job training so the working poor can upgrade to jobs with health care and on funding community health care […]

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Concerns over bill to increase state gas tax

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Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts continues to oppose LB 610, a bill that would increase the state’s gas taxes by six-cents a gallon. Governor Rickets says there are many other options. He says a national job search is underway to find someone to help us with the Dept. of Roads, how to construct them; compare per […]

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Congressman Ashford criticized for lack of fundraising

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Nebraska 2nd District Congressman Brad Ashford is getting  heat from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for not focusing on fundraising for his 2016 election. Congressman Ashford says while fundraising is important so is focusing on his job. Congressman Ashford says, “I spend half of my day just dealing with the ISIS issue because our sub-committee […]

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Encouraging news for Nebraska’s job seekers in 2nd quarter

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More than one-quarter of the businesses in the state have plans to hire more employees during the coming three months, according to the latest Manpower Employment Outlook Survey. Manpower spokeswoman Karen Miller says the survey covers Nebraska employers’ staffing plans for the calendar year’s second quarter. “We’re looking at 26% of companies that we interviewed […]

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