(AP) _ Student loan company Nelnet says it plans to hire 250 customer service representatives in Omaha.
Nelnet officials plan to hold a news conference about the new jobs on Wednesday morning.
In May, Nelnet announced plans to hire 311 people in Lincoln, and company officials said they were in a rapid-hiring mode because its federal student loan servicing business is growing.
At the end of 2009, Nelnet's workforce in Lincoln had fallen to about 700 after eliminating 800 jobs during the recession. Nelnet had grown back to 1,350 employees by the end of last year.
Nelnet officials say the company's share of federal student loan servicing went from 16 percent in the 2011-12 academic year to 30 percent in 2012-13.