‘Companies can’t hire fast enough’: Tech and trade skills are in demand for Nebraska companies

Omaha World-Herald

“The workforce shortage is dramatic, and it’s only going to get worse without action,” says Mike Cassling, head of the Aksarben Foundation’s Nebraska Tech Collaborative.

His committee is looking at several avenues to stem the tide, including greater awareness of jobs and opportunities for women, minorities and veterans; internships; and college programs to educate a huge workforce.

“We need hundreds of thousands of people,” he told The World-Herald last October. “If you look at the numbers, it’s staggering.”

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