Agricultural Economics Department


Date of this Version


Document Type



Cornhusker Economics (February 14, 2024)

Agricultural Economics, University of Nebraska-Lincoln


In a multi-year survey of potential job seekers, those who are likely to change jobs in the next year or who are likely to reenter the workforce in the next year, several key training obstacles for improving their employment situation were identified. There seemed to be only slight differences in how they viewed these challenges, regardless of whether they saw their potential job as a career, a steppingstone to a career, or just a job to get by. The cost of training, the lack of available training, the distance or transportation to the training, lack of time, and the knowledge of what is available were all substantial barriers to training.

Based on an article in Nebraska Workforce Trends (January-February 2024).