Jobs Opportunities in Omaha

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With long ties to agriculture, Omaha’s job market is now more diverse than ever, including food manufacturing, finance and healthcare. Top employers include Offutt Air Force Base, plus area schools and medical centers, with the entire area experiencing a low unemployment rate.

Mutual of Omaha Headquarters

Omaha’s economy is resilient because it’s not dependent on just one industry. Some of the major industries in the area include healthcare, finance, insurance, and technology.

This is one of the many pros of living in Omaha.

Omaha’s unemployment rate is consistently lower than the national average, sitting at around 2.3% as of September 2023.

Omaha's Unemployment Rate Versus The National Average

The city is home to several Fortune 500 companies, including Berkshire Hathaway, Union Pacific, and Mutual of Omaha.

This means there are ample job opportunities available in the area.

A low cost of living and a strong job market make the area very stable economically.

Regarding technology, Omaha may not be as prominent as Silicon Valley, but the city has a thriving startup scene with several successful companies, including Flywheel, Hudl, and BuilderTrend.

Finding a Job

You can check national sites like Indeed, ZipRecruiter, or LinkedIn, but you may have better luck with a few options below.

Your online job hunt should start at CareerLink. Set up by a non-profit, this is one of the best Omaha area job sites. It has has resources for job seekers and information about area companies.

CareerLink Website


Craigslist may have job openings not listed anywhere else. Just use common sense when using the site.

Staffing Agencies

Staffing and employment agencies such as Robert Half, Snelling, and Celebrity Staff also help match potential employees and future employers in the Omaha area.

Omaha’s Largest Employers

Charles Schwab Omaha

Below is a list of the ten largest employers in the Omaha area.

Company NameNumber of EmployeesIndustry
Offutt Air Force Base5,000 and overPublic Administration
Nebraska Medicine5,000 and overHealth Care and Social Assistance
CHI5,000 and overHealth Care and Social Assistance
Methodist Health System5,000 and overHealth Care and Social Assistance
First National Bank2,500 to 4,999Finance and Insurance
Mutual of Omaha2,500 to 4,999Finance and Insurance
Fiserv2,500 to 4,999Information
Union Pacific Railroad2,500 to 4,999Transportation and Warehousing
Children’s Nebraska2,500 to 4,999Health Care and Social Assistance
Charles Schwab1,000 to 2,499Finance and Insurance
Data from Greater Omaha Chamber

Other large employers in the education field include:
Omaha Public Schools
Creighton University
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Millard Public Schools