August 2022 Newsletter
What's happening this month?
Event overview:

August 1st: Community Alliance Spotlight Event.

August 8th: Centris Federal Credit Union Spotlight Event.

August 10th: Work With Us Wednesday - Business Service Orientation. Join here.

August 11th: HWS Better Business Workshop - Hiring and recruiting justice involved employees. 1PM Register Now

August 15th: Children's Hospital Spotlight Event.

August 18th: HWS Better Business Workshop- Utilizing wage, benefit, and labor availability data to help your business stay competitive. 1PM Register Now

August 22nd: Release Inc. Spotlight Event.

August 24th: Work With Us Wednesday - Business Service Orientation. Join here.
In case you missed it...

Heartland Workforce Solutions was awarded American Rescue Plan Act Funds to expand services to South Omaha! The center is projected to open in March 2023. Read the press release here.

Curious about what HWS can do for your business? Join us for Work With Us Wednesdays!
Join us on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday of each month from 12 pm -1pm for an orientation to learn more about our services for businesses.

  • Where: Zoom link here.
  • When: August 10th & August 24th @ 12pm - 1pm



Better Business Workshops
Don't miss out on our upcoming Better Business Workshops:

  • August 11th at 1:00 p.m. Hiring and recruiting justice involved employees. Register Now

  • August 18th at 1:00 p.m. Utilizing wage, benefit, and labor availability data to help your business stay competitive.Register Now

  • September 15th at 1:00 p.m. Getting to know the requirement to be a federal contractor. Register Now

  • October 20th at 1:00 p.m. The American Center: A menu of services for businesses at the AJC. Register Now
Employer Success Story!
Alicia Elson
QLI Vice President of HR
HWS offers a wide array of business services. Alicia Elson from QLI discusses some of the great services available through HWS and the one-stop workforce system.
Interested in sharing your success story with us? Contact Jasmin Cabrera @jcabrera@hws-ne.org for more information!
Seventy Five North News
Omaha has an impressive lineup of different industries and community members paving the way for workforce trailblazing, initiatives, and creation. Stay on the look out for a new listening series coming to The Connect (2112 N 30th St.) that highlights members of the community and their Career Story that led them to where they are today.
One-Stop Spotlight
Meet your Employer Goals!
What is an Employer Spotlight? It's a mini hiring event held at Heartland Workforce Solutions featuring only your business. Interested in having your business participate in this? Email jcabrera@hws-ne.org for more information & register today!




Fun fact: In June 2022 the USDA had a spotlight event and these are the outcomes: Overall 30% of the attendees who applied were qualified and will begin working for the company!

Become part of the ACT Work Ready Community!



What is Work Ready Communities Initiative?
 
The ACT Work Ready Communities Initiative is a strategic framework, where the supply of ACT National Career Readiness Certificates (NCRC) earned by individuals, is matched with a demand by businesses who either recognize or recommend the credential. Employers can help their communities build a stronger workforce with the right foundational skill by supporting their counties by learning how the ACT NCRC can help them find the right employee, with the right skill set. Heartland Workforce Solutions and Metropolitan Community College are partnered in supporting this initiative.


Learn more on how being part of the Work Ready Community can benefit your business HERE!

If you have any questions about the Work Ready Communities Initiative or the NCRC, you can reach out to Jasmin Cabrera, jcabrera@hws-ne.org, or Gloria Harwell, gdharwell@mccneb.edu for assistance.  
📣Employer Shoutout!📣
A BIG shout out to a few of our on the job training (OJT) and Work Experience partners working with our young people with Dynamic Workforce Solutions!!!

⭐️Lionsgate Security
⭐️ENCAP
⭐️Gamble Tech Firm

Interested in participating in OJT, Work Experience, filling open positions at your business, AND getting wages paid for? Contact David Vaughn at david.vaughn@hws-ne.org

CRED Corner
💫UPSCALE your employees!💫

CRED, or Career Readiness to Eliminate Disparities, is a grant from the city of Omaha that can help pay for individuals to take certain courses that will result in a license, credential etc., and connect them to either employment or higher employment. Each applicant is allowed up to $1,000 a year in funding from this program. CRED can help fund many courses in fields such as healthcare, IT, construction, and many more. Feel free to reach out to the Career Readiness Coordinator, Derek Comba, at dcomba@hws-ne.org for more information, or click here for the application.


Upcoming Wood Flooring Class

  • Join us for a FREE 3-day introductory level hands-on training course for anyone who is new to the wood flooring industry. This training is being held at RW Supply & Design. View flyer here!

Limited Spots available so hurry and sign up! Contact Derek at dcomba@hws-ne.org with any questions
Tax Credits and Other Incentive Programs
Do you know about our Federal Fidelity Bond program?
The Federal Fidelity Bonding Program is a unique hiring tool that provides employers insurance coverage for former offenders during the first six months of employment or job promotion. The Federal Fidelity Bond provides $5,000 of insurance to cover events such as theft, larceny or embezzlement by the employee. Employers receive the Federal Fidelity Bond free-of-charge.

Presentation about the program: Fidelity Bond Grant State-Wide Training_FINAL

Labor Market Information
The following date is available thanks to the Nebraska Department of Labor.
View the full results from the LMI surveys of the Greater Omaha area here:
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