Local internships, part-time jobs could help Nebraska economy

29 Mar 2017

“There’s a much better job market for students leaving college than there was five to 10 years ago,” said Eric Thompson, director of the Bureau of Business Research at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

The BBR studies many economic issues within the community–typically economic growth and development problems in a domestic context. These findings not only reveal how the local economy is looking right now, but they also help predict issues community businesses and consumers might face in the future. Some examples include changes in education, gaps in labor market skills, gaps in business confidence, agricultural changes and more.

Although initially interested in international development, Thompson developed interest in the growth of the U.S economy after growing up in a Rust Belt area and watching his friends move away to find work.

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