Workforce Development - Columbus, Nebraska

Business Recruitment or Expansion

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Columbus - Economic Development Certified Community

Columbus Location

  • Greenyug 2017 (Announced, New)
  • ADM-Feed Mill 2017 (Announced, New)
  • Cargill 2016 (Expansion)
  • Marriott 2016 (New)
  • Columbus Tarps 2014 (New)
  • Si Dump'r 2013 (New)
  • Valmont Industries 2013 (New)
  • DuoLift Mfg. 2013 (Expansion)
  • ADM - Ethanol Dry Mill 2010 (Expansion)
  • BD Medical Surgical - PosiFlush 2011 (Expansion)
  • Behlen Manufacturing - Sun Carrier Solar Units 2011 (Product Expansion)

Reasons Why Worker Recruitment and Training is Our Strength

Columbus Area Workforce Development Office

The Nebraska Workforce Development Office in Columbus can assist with the development and placement of advertisements. They can search their database files for qualified applicants, both within and outside the State of Nebraska. Company applications can be distributed and collected. Facilities are also available for the display of introductory information and company materials. Applications are screened based on criteria provided by the company.

Drive4Five Worker Recruitment Program

The Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce spearheads a worker recruitment program to bring people to the Columbus area. As industrial skill sets are needed by industry, the Drive4Five program actively recruits at technical colleges and other communities in Nebraska and neighboring states. Several hundred people have chosen to make the Columbus area their home. In the last three years, families have moved from South Dakota, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri and Michigan, among other states. For more information on the Drive4Five program, please contact the Drive4Five Coordinator at 402-564-2769.

Central Community College - Business and Industry Training Center

Central Community College Columbus Campus (CCC) is a primary source of training and education for business and industry. Training services include:

  • Technical skills to include mechatronics, industrial maintenance, welding, CNC machining and electricity.
  • Supervisory skills, on-the-job/on-site training and customized company-specific training.
  • CD-ROM library and Internet/satellite delivery
  • Traditional college programs with two-year degrees offered on campus.

Training classes are available at on-and off-campus sites. The classes are conducted by experienced trainers who have the knowledge and expertise needed for area businesses and their employees. College staffs develop and coordinate specially tailored short courses, workshops, and seminars to meet specific training needs.

For further assistance on workforce availability and recruitment, please contact Ms. Bernie Hansen of the Nebraska Department of Labor Office.

Columbus City Cert

Bernie Hansen
Nebraska Department of Labor
3100 23rd St., Suite 22
Columbus, NE 68601
(402) 564-7160

Nebraska Job Training Program
(402) 564-7160

ED Contact:
David Bell, Co-Chair Columbus Economic Council,
V.P. of Development/Marketing
Loup River Public Power District
telephone 402-564-3171 x257
cell 402-910-8903