The Platte Institute for Economic Research is rolling out a new program next week called “Strong Jobs Nebraska”. Executive Director Jim Vokal says those who want to work in Nebraska often have to wade through miles of red tape to meet licensing requirements that are unnecessary in other states.
Vokal says, “We are dealing with states that have more reasonable requirements that are creating better and more jobs quite frankly. In Nebraska, this issue affects nearly one in four workers and that impacts small businesses and family budgets across the state.”
Vokal says one example is Ilona Holland who had a massage therapy license from Maryland. She moved to Nebraska to be closer to family and learned that she needed to complete 1,000 hours to get her professional license. She changed plans and opened her business in Iowa.
Vokal says the Platte Institute is working with Governor Ricketts and his policy team on a new comprehensive package that would address these burdensome licensing requirements.
More information is available at www.strongjobsnebraska.org.