Back to Work: Pathways to jobs in Delaware, Indiana, Kansas, Nebraska, and Nevada

We discovered opportunities in utility tech, broadband, and marijuana education

The latest figure on U.S. job openings, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, is about 11 million. The October stat is an increase from September’s 10.6 million.

Meanwhile, the number of jobless claims from the week ending on December 11 came in at 206,000—more than the 195,000 Dow Jones estimate.

WorkingNation wants to share what’s going on in workforce development around the country. Take a look at some recent findings.

From Delaware: WDEL reports the Job Corps Center in Wilmington has re-opened and is providing free job training and educational programming in industries ranging from the culinary arts to nursing.

From Indiana: Daily Reporter reports the Eastern Hancock school district and a utility cooperative are partnering to create paid opportunities for high school seniors to learn about tech jobs.

From Kansas: Kansas City Star reports a company that designs the fiber infrastructure for broadband is moving its headquarters to Kansas City resulting in more than 100 technical and corporate jobs.

From Nebraska: KETV reports some local companies are reaching out to offer employment to recently-settled refugees from Afghanistan.

From Nevada: Las Vegas Sun reports the University of Nevada, Reno is offering online courses to obtain non-credit certificates in cannabis education.

Did you miss our previous Back to Work stories from around the country? Catch up here.