Employment Resources

Central Nebraska Community Action Partnership (CNCAP)
CNCAP offers a variety of wellness, prevention & intervention services. Depending on the program, eligibility may be determined by several factors including: income guidelines, age, county of residence, etc. Programs include: Commodity Supplement Food Program; Early Head Start - Home & Center Based (Columbus & Schuyler); Early Learning Center (Schuyler); Head Start Little Stars Preschool; HOPE Case Management; SOAR; HART-Stability Assistance Program; ; T.H.R.I.V.E.S; KIDS (Keeping Independent Directives in Society) Youth Program, Weatherization; Supportive Services for Veteran Families & VRRH - Veteran Rapid Re-Housing.

3286 53rd Avenue
Columbus, NE 68601
402-564-1124 / 308-745-0780 (Loup City)

Central Community College - Columbus Campus
Offer a variety of degree & certificate options in 14 career & technical programs. In addition to our degree, diploma & certificate programs we provide customized training for business & industry, operates an entrepreneurship program for people interested in starting a business & extends classes to several communities in surrounding counties. Provides career counseling & assessment services & employment assistance.

4500 63rd Street; PO Box 1027 
Columbus, NE 68602

Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce
Enhancing the economic well-being & quality of life in the Columbus area.

753 33rd Avenue 
Columbus, NE 68601

Equus Workforce Solutions
Provide life skills & job skill training to person receiving ADC benefits. Employment retention & advancement skills worked on & barriers to employment retention resolved. Ultimate goal is employment leading to economic self-sufficiency.

3100 23rd Street, Suite 11 
Columbus, NE 68601
402-562-6616 / 402-562-6715

Goodwill Industries of Greater Nebraska
Behavioral Health Services provides support to people in the recovery process, helping them to create a recovery plan, embrace hope and receive mental & physical healthcare; works with individuals to help them build skills, become competitively employed and successfully live in their communities. 

3100 23rd Street, Suite 23
Columbus, NE 68601

National Able Network
SCSEP (Senior Community Services Employment Program) assists 55 years & older, low income, no employed individual achieve employment.

105 E Norfolk Avenue, Suite 120
Norfolk, NE 68701

Nebraska Department of Labor - Columbus Career Center
Match job openings with qualified applicants. Assist job seekers with job seeking skills such as completing applications, resume & cover letters, interviewing techniques. Provide counseling in career exploration & career choice.

3100 23rd Street (US 30 Center Mall)
Columbus, NE 68601


Nebraska Equal Opportunity Commission
Provides safeguards for the rights of all employable persons in the state to obtain & hold employment without discrimination. Enforces fair housing & public accommodation laws.

301 Centennial Mall South, 5th Floor
Lincoln, NE 68509-4934

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation
Assist individuals with physical, learning, mental & emotional disabilities to obtain & maintain employment. Services include: disability awareness counseling, career counseling & assessment, job seeking skills training, independent living services, rehabilitation technology engineering & job placement & retention services.

3100 23rd  Street, Suite 5 
Columbus, NE 68601

Provide farmworkers, immigrants & others with a variety of services that improve their health, education & economic opportunities.

3830 Vermaas Place, Suite A 
Lincoln, NE 68502

Versatile Support Services
Provide independent living/employment skills to the developmentally disabled. Pursue the removal of physical, economic & social barriers so people with disabilities can achieve full & productive lives.

2316 9th Street
Columbus, NE 68601