Midlands Business Journal | February 21, 2014
Private development drives need for hires while funding challenges reign
Doug Holle, P.E., Roadway Design Manager at Schemmer and Nebraska Society of Professional Engineers (NeSPE) President, was quoted in the Midlands Business Journal regarding the state of the private sector in 2014. This winter, there hasn’t been a lull in developing projects like in years past. As the surge of growth in Omaha increases, companies are experiencing high demand for work, which means ensuring they have the qualified personnel available to meet the demand.
Holle described private consulting firms as having “healthy backlogs,” but also challenged to find the skilled professionals needed. “[NeSPE] continues to support programs with the students in middle school and high school to promote the engineering program,” he said. MathCounts and model bridge building competitions are included as programs that students can participate in.
To read the full MBJ article, view page two of the Engineering section titled, Private development drives need for hires while funding challenges reign.