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Gov. Ricketts promotes Nebraska jobs program for SNAP recipients


LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Gov. Pete Ricketts is praising a federally funded job-training program that helps Nebraskans on food stamps pay for textbooks, transportation and other services to help them get higher-paying jobs.

Ricketts singled out the SNAP Next Step Employment and Training program at a news conference, calling it a “life-changing” initiative that assists several dozen recipients a year.

The program is jointly administered by the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, which oversees the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for the state, and the Nebraska Department of Labor, which provides job coaches to recipients.


LINCOLN, Neb. (KTIV) - On Wednesday, Governor Pete Ricketts will hold a press conference to highlight the state's reemployment program—SNAP Next Step. 

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SNAP Next Step connects families receiving Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits to reemployment services such as job search coaching and interviewing skills. This program is meant to help Nebraskans achieve higher incomes, more financial independence, and less reliance on government assistance.

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