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Tim Gragert

Sen. Tim Gragert

District 40

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Starting November 8, wages are increasing at our four state veterans’ homes (Norfolk, Bellevue, Scottsbluff, & Kearney)! Clinical positions like nursing will be increasing 30 percent and support positions like food service, maintenance, and housekeeping will be increasing 20 percent! On top of that will be a $3 pay differential for all positions in the homes. In addition, overtime rates are going from 1.5x to 2x. Below are some examples of increases to starting wages.

Maintenance Technician (Housekeeper) now starts at $17.40/hr.
Food Service Worker now starts at $18.48/hr.
CNA now starts at $21.807/hr.
LPN now starts at $26.40/hr.
RN now starts at $35.516/hr.

View more information on pay line increases HERE.

If you are interested in becoming a nurse, Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs offers a PAID CNA Class and allows you to earn an hourly wage during class. They also offer education and tuition reimbursement opportunities while paying for supplies and certification, too!

PLUS! The NDVA is offering $1,500 – $5,000 sign-on bonuses for new hires, $1,000 referral bonuses for current employees, $200/month commuting bonuses for commutes of 30+ miles one way, and clinical certification bonuses.


Sen. Tim Gragert

District 40
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P.O. Box 94604
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2801
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