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NDVA to Offer New Hiring, Retention Bonuses

Hiring bonuses up to $5,000The Nebraska Department of Veterans’ Affairs (NDVA) is offering new hiring and retention bonuses to teammates joining or currently working in its veterans’ homes in nursing and food service departments.

"We’re excited to be able to offer hiring bonuses to bring more teammates into our veterans’ homes and serve the men and women who have served our nation,” said NDVA Director John Hilgert. “To the teammates who have been our core throughout the pandemic and beyond, and have remained dedicated to our veterans and our mission, I am beyond excited to be able to offer bonuses for the hard work you have put in. Your dedication and resilience deserve the admiration and thanks of every Nebraskan.”

Hiring bonuses for the following amounts will be distributed in four quarterly payments for applicants who join the team on or after July 31, 2021.

  • $5,000 for RNs
  • $3,000 for LPNs
  • $2,000 for CNAs
  • $2,000 for Food Service Workers (cooks)
  • $1,500 for Food Service Assistants

NDVA will also be providing retention bonuses to current teammates employed with the agency as of July 30, 2021, also to be distributed in four quarterly payments.

  • $10,000 for RNs
  • $6,000 for LPNs
  • $4,000 for CNAs
  • $4,000 for Food Service Workers (cooks)
  • $3,000 for Food Service Assistants

NDVA has four veterans’ homes: the Central Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Kearney, Eastern Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Bellevue, Western Nebraska Veterans’ Home in Scottsbluff, and the Norfolk Veterans’ Home. Applicants interested in positions with these new hiring bonuses can apply at veterans.nebraska.gov/employment or contact the homes directly for more information.

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