December 2022 Newsletter

What's happening this month?

Events overview:

December 1st: Employer Spotlight Hiring Event: Monogram Food

December 3rd: International Day of Persons with Disabilities. Learn more here.

December 5th: Employer Spotlight: Community Alliance

December 7th: Center for Disability and Inclusion - Annual Champions Event. This event recognizes and celebrates businesses who champion disability in the workplace going above and beyond compliance, ​to model ​a workplace culture of disability inclusion. Register here by December 2nd!

December 12th: Employer Spotlight: ECO Supportive Living

December 14th: Bring your A- Game Workshop - Have employees who can take advantage of this free, one day training? They will be going over all foundational workplace skills. Register Here

December 14th: Work With Us Wednesday - Business Services Orientation 12-1PM CT via zoom. Learn what services HWS can offer your business. Register here.

December 19th: Employer Spotlight: Children’s Hospital

December 14th: My Career Story Featuring: Patricia Kearns. This is a hybrid event. You are welcome to join virtually by registering  or join us in person at the Connect | Highlander from 11-12PM CT. Register here!

December 21st: First Day of Winter!❄️

December 24- 26th: Happy Holidays! (Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa) HWS will be closed. 

December 31st: Happy New Year!🎉


Get on the list ahead of time for our New Year, New Career Reentry Career fair. January 18th 3-6PM at HWS. Contact Jasmin Cabrera, at for more information.

Every Wednesday from 10am - 3pm SourceLink Nebraska @ 75 North and MCC South Express for Walk-in Clients. They will not be onsite on 10/5. More information here.

Connect with small business and entrepreneur resources through SourceLink Nebraska

A Personal Action Plan is a customized strategy for connecting with Nebraska resource partners to help you start, grow, or accelerate a business. This is a service provided at NO COST to you! To get started, please complete the form below and a SourceLink Nebraska Network Navigator will be in touch.

Also, take a look at the update about free walk-ins below⬇️

Update on AJC expansion to South Omaha!

In case you missed it, Heartland Workforce Solutions was awarded American Rescue Plan Act Funds to expand services to South Omaha!

One Stop November Facts!

Heartland Workforce Solutions provides a variety of job-readiness workshops for job seekers. The staff are working to revamp the Resume Building Workshop and we need your help! We are asking you and all our employer partners to take the survey linked below to help us define the most effective resumes in our local area.

Link Here

Curious about what HWS can do for your business? Join us for Work With Us Wednesdays!

Join us on the 2nd Wednesday of each month from 12 pm-1pm for an orientation to learn more about our services for businesses.

  • Where: Zoom! Register here.
  • When: December 14th @12pm - 1pm CT.

Hear a heartfelt success story from a program participant herself...

Hear from a valued business like you!

E&A Consulting Group, Inc.

Interested in sharing your experience too? Contact Jasmin Cabrera at

Omaha has an impressive lineup of different industries and community members paving the way for workforce trailblazing, initiatives, and creation. Join us for our next one on December 14th from 11AM- 12 PM CT at the Connect (2112 N 30th St) or via zoom. We are honored to feature President & CEO if QLI, Patricia Kearns. Check out the flyer and register today! ⬇️

Did you miss or want to hear career stories from Shawntal Mallory, Armando Salgado, and Marisa Hattab? No problem, access the past recordings here!

💫Up-skill 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 for more information, or click here! for the application.

Listen to what Project Reset has to say about their partnership with HWS⬇️

Become part of the ACT Work Ready Community in Douglas County!

Hire the Best. Hire Work Ready Employees.

Work Ready Communities help you match employees to jobs based on verified skill levels.

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.

✨In case you missed it...

Learn more on how being part of the Douglas County Work Ready Community can benefit your business by listening to our info session from last month. Watch it here!

Heartland Workforce Solutions and Metropolitan Community College were happy to be recognized with a Work Ready Community award for our collaborative efforts in Douglas County at the 2022 ACT Workforce Summit in New Orleans on October 4th, 2022.⬇️

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