Just the Place to Build a Career...and Build a Life

The unemployment rate in both Nebraska and Phelps County is less than half the national average.

We have work and we have jobs

All we need is YOU to join "the good life"!

Job Listings


Chamber Member Job Postings

Holdrege Area Jobs Facebook Page

Major Employers

Many of our larger employers also advertise their openings through their own websites listed below.

Manufacturer of disposable medical supplies • Website

Manufacturer of disposable medical supplies • Website

Phelps Memorial Health Center
Hospital and medical services • Website

Manufacturer of floodlighting units, traffic control devices, and construction equipment • Website

IES Commercial & Industrial Division
Electrical construction contractor • Website


Holdrege Public Schools
Education System • Website

CHS Agri-Coop
Grain elevator, mixed grain feed, and fertilizer • Website

Christian Homes, Inc.
Long term care/retirement center • Website

Holdrege Memorial Homes
Long term care/retirement center • Website

Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation
Electric Utility • Website

High Demand Jobs

Because of our low unemployment and booming industries, Phelps County has many positions that have been identified by local employers as "High-Demand". This means that training and/or a degree qualifying you for one of these careers basically guarantees you employment.

High Demand Jobs Include: Welders, Machinist, Manufacturing Technicians, Electricians, Plumbers, Masonry, Nursing, Dietary Specialists, Diesel Mechanics, CDL, and more!

Not Qualified? We can Help!

The Phelps County Development Corporation, in partnership with the Phelps County Community Foundation, offers a High Demand Job Scholarship. The condition of this scholarship is that you return to Phelps County post education and fill one of our High Demand Jobs for a minimum of one year for every $1,000 awarded.


  • High School Graduate or GED equivalent
  • Enrolled (at least half time) in any college, technical, or trade school
  • Min. 2.0 GPA
  • Pursuing training or education in one the following industries: Manufacturing, Agriculture, Construction Trades, Nursing, Transportation and Mechanics

To apply visit the Phelps County Community Foundation website or contact PCDC at (308) 995-4148   Applications are available beginning December 1st of each year.

Plus, we have many local continuing education options to achieve training in one of these areas.

Learn more HERE

Local Internships

Many of our local employers offer internship opportunities on their sites listed below. Even some of our small businesses understand the value of a young, fresh perspective and a summer of technical assistance!

Phelps Memorial Health Center


CHS - Agri Service Center

The Phelps County Development Corporation has a program to match interns with local businesses so if you don't find what you are looking for, contact PCDC at (308) 995-4148

Commutable Employment Opportunities

Rural Nebraska commuting is simple and speedy because traffic is rarely an issue and highways are easily accessible. As outlined in the table below, commute times are often very similar to the number of miles. Kearney, Lexington, Minden, Alma, and Arapahoe are within a 30 mile commute from the center of Phelps County and have many addition employment opportunities.

Distances to Local Community Centers

 Kearney MilesDrive TimeLexington MilesDrive TimeMinden MilesDrive TimeAlma MilesDrive TimeArapahoe MilesDrive Time


Start a Business

Owning a business is a great way to secure an income and become your own boss! Phelps County organizations partner to create an environment ripe for budding entrepreneurs. Learn more about our local resources at www.phelpscountyne.com

Take steps to own your own business TODAY!