48-3006. Job training reimbursements; employer; requirements; amount of reimbursements.

(1) Job training reimbursements shall be made to any employer who has an approved application pursuant to the Teleworker Job Creation Act and who trains at least four hundred qualifying employees in a qualified training program within three hundred sixty-five calendar days from the application filing date and offers employment to those qualifying employees to work for the employer as a teleworker. The employer shall, to the extent of available job positions, give a hiring priority preference, over other similarly qualified applicants, to those applicants who (a) reside in Nebraska counties of less than one hundred thousand inhabitants, as determined by the most recent federal decennial census, with such residence as determined by the statement of the qualifying employee on his or her employment application, or (b) reside in areas of high concentration of poverty within the corporate limits of a city or village consisting of one or more contiguous census tracts, as determined by the most recent federal decennial census, which contain a percentage of persons below the poverty line of greater than thirty percent, and all census tracts contiguous to such tract or tracts, as determined by the most recent federal decennial census. Such job positions shall pay a wage of at least the then-required minimum hourly wage required by federal law. If the employer fails to provide such a hiring priority preference to one or more of the persons entitled to it, then the employer shall lose the right to one job training reimbursement for each such failure.

(2) The amount of the job training reimbursements allowed under subsection (1) of this section shall be three hundred dollars for each new qualifying employee hired by the employer after the application filing date, up to a total of five hundred qualifying employees per project, resulting in a maximum reimbursement per project of one hundred fifty thousand dollars.

Source:Laws 2010, LB1081, ยง 6.