Hastings
Economic Development Corporation

Major Employers & Workforce

Victory BuildingMade in Hastings, more than just a tagline.

Our employers help to define our community. Hastings is home to a variety of business and industry that comprise a diversified and dynamic economic base. Hastings' boasts opportunities in higher education, medical, advanced manufacturing, value added agriculture, and more. Our leading employers include:

Major Manufacturers

Company  Number of Employees 
Dutton Lainson 250-499
Thermo King 250-499
Nebraska Prime 250-499
T-L Irrigation 250-499
Ag Processing 100-249
Paperworks 100-249
Flowserve Inc. 100-249
Bimbo Bakeries USA 100-249
Centennial Plastics 100-250
A1 Fiberglass 50-99
Hastings Irrigation Pipe 50-99

 

Major Non-Manufacturers

Company Number of Employees
Mary Lanning Memorial Hospital 750-999
Hastings Public Schools 250-499
Good Samaritan Village 250-499
US Meat Animal Research 100-249
Hastings College 100-249
Hastings Utilities
100-249
City of Hastings 100-249
Adams County 100-249
Central Community College 100-249

  

Regional Labor Statistics

For specific data and trends relating to the demographics, wage level, commuting patterns, and more of Hastings labor force, visit the Nebraska Department of Labor's 2013 Hasting Regional Review.

 

Hastings' Labor Force

Hastings' labor-draw area covers four counties; however, it also extends into an additional three counties. Adding significantly to the work force is a minority population including Spanish-speaking groups and Vietnamese, an untapped female population and the under-employed. A large college student population also contributes to the Hastings labor pool.

Adams County Labor Force

Year Labor Force 
1998 16,068 
1999  16,158 
2000  17,374 
2001  17,192 
2002  17,008 
2003  16,898 
2004  17,120
2005  17,084 
2006  16,854 
2007 17,028
2008 17,114
2009 17,409
2010 16,921
2011 17,221
2012 17,490
2013 17,741
2014 18,703

Source: NE Workforce Development, Workforce Summary

 

Adams County Unemployment Rate

Year  Rate (Percent)
1998  2.0 
1999  2.1 
2000  2.5 
2001  3.1 
2002  3.6 
2003  4.1 
2004  3.8
2005 3.5 
2006 2.9 
2007  2.9 
2008 3.2
2009 5.2
2010 4.7
2011 3.8
2012 3.6
2013 3.5
2014 3.7

Source: NE Workforce Development, Workforce Summary

 

2012-2013 Graduation Numbers

School  Number
Hastings High School  237
Adams Central High School  80
St. Cecilia High School  32
Central Community College  495
Hastings College  224

Source: Individual School Systems

 

2013 Adams County Work Force

Sector Percentage
Manufacturing & Construction 22
Education & Health Services 28
Wholesale & Retail Trade 6
Government 10
Leisure & Hospitality 8
Prof & Business Service 7
Other Services 4
Transportation, Warehousing, Utilities 14
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Source: NE Workforce Development, '13 Workforce Summary average

 

Unionization

Nebraska is a Right-to-Work state. This law is supported by the philosophy that no outside middleman is needed to reconcile differences between employers and employees. The last work stoppage was in 1971. 

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