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York County Workforce Occupations

Explore the Skills Ready York Labor Market today!

Whether you are looking to hire a CEO, production worker or someone to lock the doors at the end of the day, York County has the skilled and motivated workforce you are looking for.  A strong work ethic, skills, experience and education are just a few characteristics that are used to describe the labor pool in which York County offers. While you will find it easy to find the right person for the job, the access to additional education and training greatly enhances only improves an already excellent workforce.

The York Region 7 county labor market has 210,698 workers, and Nebraska has a 70.8% labor participartion rate.  To learn more about the specifics of York County’s labor market, we invite you to look at our social and economic characteristics. For more detailed information regarding the area’s labor market, please review the below documents.

Employees By NAICS

Category Number
Total Employees 9,912
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt 142
Mining 0
Utilities 162
Construction 352
Manufacturing 985
Wholesale Trade 635
Retail Trade 1,213
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers 121
Furn & Home Furnish Str 14
Electronics & Appl Store 39
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip 91
Food & Beverage Stores 180
Health/Pers Care Stores 38
Gasoline Stations 281
Clothing/Accessory Store 36
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music 12
General Merchandise Str 332
Misc Store Retailers 62
Nonstore Retailers 7
Transportation/Warehouse 235
Information 132
Finance & Insurance 328
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn 222
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv 22
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other 84
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing 44
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv 206
Legal Services 41
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises 93
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt 111
Educational Services 746
HealthCare/Social Assist 2,081
Arts/Entertainment/Rec 101
Accommodation/Food Srvcs 962
Accommodation 187
Food Srv/Drinking Places 775
Other Srv excl Pub Admin 653
Auto Repair/Maintenance 196
Public Administration Emp 723
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

York County Workforce Establishments

Businesses By NAICS

Category Number
Total Businesses 980
Agr/Forestry/Fish/Hunt Bus 56
Mining Bus 0
Utilities Bus 6
Construction Bus 68
Manufacturing Bus 40
Wholesale Trade Bus 45
Retail Trade Bus 125
Motor Veh/Parts Dealers Bus 20
Furn & Home Furnish Str Bus 4
Electronics & Appl Store Bus 9
Bldg Matl/Garden Equip Bus 17
Food & Beverage Stores Bus 11
Health/Pers Care Stores Bus 10
Gasoline Stations Bus 15
Clothing/Accessory Store Bus 7
Sports/Hobby/Book/Music Bus 5
General Merchandise Str Bus 7
Misc Store Retailers Bus 16
Nonstore Retailers Bus 4
Transportation/Warehouse Bus 57
Information Bus 18
Finance & Insurance Bus 72
Cntrl Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn Bus 32
Sec/Cmdty Cntrct/Oth Inv Bus 12
Insur/Funds/Trusts/Other Bus 28
Real Estate/Rent/Leasing Bus 22
Prof/Scientific/Tech Srv Bus 45
Legal Services Bus 9
Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises Bus 1
Admin/Support/Waste Mgmt Bus 22
Educational Services Bus 27
HealthCare/Social Assist Bus 67
Arts/Entertainment/Rec Bus 14
Accommodation/Food Srvcs Bus 50
Accommodation Bus 13
Food Srv/Drinking Places Bus 37
Other Srv excl Pub Admin Bus 145
Auto Repair/Maintenance Bus 30
Public Administration Bus 72
Source: ESRI, 2017-03-02

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Nebraska is home to five Fortune 500 Companies

  • Berkshire Hathaway
  • ConAgra Foods
  • Union Pacific
  • Peter Kiewit Sons'
  • Mutual of Omaha

York County is the home of sensational public schools and higher education opportunities.

The county offers 9 different K-12 institutions – all following the Career Pathway mode – and both York College and Southeast Community College's York Regional Learning Center for those pursuing higher education.

Nebraska ... the Good Life

York County, Nebraska is a progressive community strategically located at the intersection of US Hwy 81 and Interstate 80, two of America's most traveled roadways, and is less than 40 minutes from Lincoln, Nebraska's capital city.

Affordable Power

NPPD Industrial energy rates are 11% below national rates based on 2012 Energy Information Administration data. This does not take into account the fact that NPPD had no rate increase in 2014.

Parks, recreational activities, programs and special events for every walk of life

Residents and visitors in York County can enjoy a wide variety of recreational opportunities like sports, dining, nature walks, literature and history, shopping, movies, and the theater. Just to name a few!