Omaha jobs run the gamut from health care positions to factory work to positions in the service industries. This city of nearly 400,000 residents is home to a variety of Fortune 500 corporations, including Mutual of Omaha, Union Pacific, Berkshire Hathaway and ConAgra Foods. In 2013, Forbes magazine named the city among its "best places for businesses and careers."
Omaha's location in the center of the United States makes it an ideal telecommunications hub. Six fiber optic networks converge here; Omaha has call centers for companies as diverse as Paypal, AFLAC, Marriott Hotels and Greyhound Bus Lines.
As with most other U.S. cities, health care plays an important part in the Omaha economy. Major health care employers include CHI Health, Methodist Health System, Nebraska Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center. All of these companies are among the top 10 Omaha employers.
Banking and insurance are two other important parts of the Omaha economy. Berkshire Hathaway, Mutual of Omaha, TD Ameritrade and First National Bank of Nebraska, the largest privately-held bank in the United States, are all headquartered in Omaha.
Omaha is home to three of the largest 30 architectural firms in the United States, HDR Inc. Leo A. Daly and DLR Inc.
The largest employer in the Omaha area is Offut Air Force Base, which employs nearly 10,000 military and civilian workers. In addition, there is a Federal Reservein Omaha.
The greater Omaha area is home to several colleges and universities. In fact, the University of Nebraska Medical Center is the city's sixth-largest employer. Other area colleges and universities include the University of Nebraska Omaha, Creighton University and Nebraska Christian College. The Omaha Public School system, the largest school district in Nebraska, is also a major employer.
Omaha's unique central location and easy access to transportation make it a good source of jobs in a number of industries.