BBR Webinar Series Fall 2018 Lineup
November 2, 2018 – Skills Gap in Nebraska Regions (Eric Thompson and Dillon Cornett, Nebraska Department of Labor)
This webinar will discuss labor market research recently developed for the Omaha, Lincoln, Fremont, Columbus and Norfolk areas. The labor market research includes surveys of business regarding hiring and training needs, surveys of households regarding labor availability and a skills gap analysis for each area. Skills gap research from the Bureau of Business Research examines the balance between entrance and openings in occupations, and the role of education, training, wage rates and other factors in addressing gaps in skill. Research presented by the Nebraska Department of Labor will features findings on hiring and training needs and labor availability in each area.
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November 16, 2018 – The Economic Impact of Businesses Supported by the Nebraska Business Innovation Act (Mitch Herian and Dan Hoffman)
This Webinar will provide estimates of the economic impact of business which have participated in the Innovation Act program.
December 7, 2018 – The Nebraska Economic Forecast (Eric Thompson)
This webinar will cover the newly released economic outlook for Nebraska for the balance of 2019 and beyond. The forecast, produced by the Nebraska Business Forecast Council, will include the outlook for farm income and non-farm employment as well as expectations for key industries such as manufacturing, construction, health care, retail, finance and services. The Webinar also will discuss the national economic outlook and expected trends in both personal income and taxable sales in Nebraska.