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Labor Force

Labor2Agriculture, manufacturing, retail, and healthcare comprise a significant share of Grand Island’s economy. Over 100 manufacturing plants provide jobs for more than 7,000 area residents. As one of the highest per-capita retail centers in the state, shoppers travel to Grand Island from across the region.

  • A high underemployment rate provides a tremendous pool of prospective employees for local and new business endeavors.
  • Nebraska is a right-to-work state, which gives employees the freedom to decide whether or not to join or support a union.
  • Our excellent work ethic, combined with Grand Island’s low cost of living, is attractive to businesses seeking to relocate.

Job Board

Nebraska Workforce Development provides a wide array of services for both employees and employers. Information on available job openings, unemployment services, safety and labor laws is available through the Workforce Development Center. 

Formerly known as Nebraska Job Service, we are proud to be a partner in Grand Island’s first comprehensive job center. Specializing in recruitment, employment, information and referral services. Contact your local Workforce Development Center for assistance with all your workforce needs.

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Staffing Agencies

Advance Services, Inc. is a staffing company providing full-time, part-time, and temporary labor to Grand Island and the surrounding area. The staff at Advance Services, Inc. will be happy to work with you to fill your staffing needs in all types of businesses. We pride ourselves on being able to provide the most qualified employees to meet your needs at a cost effective price to you.

Essential Personnel, Inc. “Connecting Quality People with Quality Careers.” As a locally owned, full-service employment agency, we provide quality personnel to meet the specific needs of your company. Our 10-Point hiring criteria provides one of the most stringent hiring processes in the employment industry. Whether your need is Administrative, Accounting, Finance, Management, Technical or Light Industrial, we have the employee for you. Our services include Direct Placements, Transitional Placements (Temp-Hire), and Supplemental Placements (Temporary). So, if your company needs assistance finding that high-level professional or someone to cover vacations, special projects or FMLA, we have your candidate. Choosing Essential Personnel will eliminate recruiting expenses, pre-employment screening, workers’ compensation costs and much more. We take the hassle out of hiring!

Associated Staffing is an award-winning staffing agency with locations in Grand Island, Hastings, Kearney, Omaha, and Columbus, Nebraska. We are a comprehensive, go-to resource for businesses of every size, in every industry.  Our team members have the expertise to take your business to new levels of success and to be a true extension of your human resources department. We recruit using our comprehensive recruiting methods to find candidates with the unique skills you need for your Professional, Temp-to-Hire and Temporary positions. We also pre-screen each candidate through clerical and industrial testing, reference checking and in-depth interviews with our experienced staff, qualifying only the most capable to interview with you. We are your staffing solution! 

Hansen Agri-Placement, established in 1959, is proud to be the nation’s oldest and highly-respected professional agricultural agency known for good business ethics, honesty and integrity. Our company is an individually-owned business having affiliation with over 400 of the leading agencies and 1600 recruiters nationally and internationally. We are engaged in the business of bringing qualified applicants and employers together at a time of mutual need to negotiate a mutually satisfactory employer-employee relationship.

Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation assists individuals with disabilities to join or remain in the workforce. Voc Rehab provides specialized services to individuals with disabilities leading to competitive employment while assisting employers to access untapped labor resources.

Voc Rehab aids youth with disability to transition from school to employment. Voc Rehab’s Employment Warranty program provides extended follow-up for individuals gaining employment via Voc Rehab who need retention or advancement assistance.


Grand Island Area Chamber of Commerce
309 West Second Street
Grand Island, NE 68801
Phone: 308.382.9210
Fax: 308.382.1154