November 2022 Newsletter

What's happening this month?

Events overview:


November 1st: Share the Warmth - Coat Drive: Stop on by HWS at 5752 Ames Ave Omaha, NE 68104 all month long and drop off your gently used coats you don't wear anymore. Coats will be donated to local non-profit organizations in efforts to share the warmth with the community this cold season.


November 1st: Native American Heritage Month! Learn more and check out events going on here!


November 2nd: TSA: Security - Employer Spotlight Event


November 3rd: Work Ready Community Initiative Info Session: 1 - 2:15 PM CT Via zoom! Register Here 


November 7th: North End Teleservices: Customer Service - Employer Spotlight Event. 


November 9th: Discover SourceLink Nebraska | Minority Small Business Series: 12-1PM at @ Seventy Five North. Bring a lunch and join to learn how SourceLink Nebraska can help your business. Register Here!



November 9th: Bring your A- Game Workshop - Register Here


November 9th: Work With Us Wednesday - Business Services Orientation 12-1PM CT via zoom. Register here.


November 11th: Happy Veterans' Day! Thank you for your service. HWS will be closed. 


November 14th: Dollar General - Employer Spotlight Event


November 16th: My Career Story Featuring: Marisa Hattab. This is a hybrid event. You are welcome to join virtually by registering HERE or join us in person at the Connect | Highlander from 11-12PM CT. 


November 17th: Better Business Workshop 1- 2PM CT via zoom. This month we will be learning more about the new urban redevelopment act and how this benefits businesses. Register Here!


November 11th- 20th: National Apprenticeship Week: Learn more about National Apprenticeship Week 2022 and how to get involved here


November 24 & 25: Happy Thanksgiving! HWS will be closed. 


November 29th: Giving Tuesday! From donating your coats, to helping with resumes and mock interviewing, and helping with translation at job fairs, there are a ton of ways you can give! Check out our volunteer opportunities here!


Would you be interested in attending a job fair specifically targeted towards our Veterans? If so, contact Reuel Boyes at Reuel.Boyes@nebraska.gov  for more information. A JOB FAIR is in the works for the month of December 2022.


Get on the list ahead of time for our Second Chance Job Fair in January 2023! Contact Jasmin Cabrera at jcabrera@hws-ne.org 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.

Thank You!🙏


It's the season of giving thanks & the HWS family would love to say thanks to all of our business partners. We couldn't do the work we do without amazing partnerships like yours.


Happy Holidays!


November 29th is Giving Tuesday! We provide guidance, encourage creativity and develop best practice models. From the office of the president to local, non-profit advocacy groups, the goal is the same—to connect employers and job seekers to get our community working. 


When you give to our organization, you’re strengthening vital connections that build a strong Nebraska workforce. And when you opt to this contribution, you’re making a long-term impact on our state’s economic vitality.

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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!



Join us for a listening session on November 2nd from 1-2:30 at HWS to help us build a strong vision for this facility. 





Read the latest article written by Karlha Velasquez from the bilingual magazine "El Perico," here.



One Stop October Facts!

HWS had 32 employers use our facility for hiring events in the month of October - either single employer or mutli-employer.


1,324 individuals came to our center this month and 958 unique individuals used our center.


We had over 75 job seekers at the Spooktacular Job Fair. There were over 130 people present for the event.


HWS launched a Disability Task Force. More information to come on this. 

 


WE NEED YOUR HELP!

HWS is revamping our resume workshop.What does your ideal resumes look like? Let us know HERE!


American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Grants

The American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) provides funding for recruitment and retention of teachers and nurses, as well workforce development. Applications have exceeded the amount of funding allotted for this program. However, you are encouraged to join the wait list in case additional funding should become available.  

Application Forms - Click to Apply

ARPA Funding Allocation Information

Contact: ndol.arpa@nebraska.gov

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: November 9th @12pm - 1pm CT.


Hear from a valued business like you!



E & A Consulting Group, Inc.

Interested in sharing your experience too? Contact Jasmin Cabrera at jcabrera@hws-ne.org

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 November 16th from 11AM- 12 PM CT at the Connect (2112 N 30th St) or via zoom. We are honored to feature Douglas County Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Officer, Marisa Hattab. Check out the flyer and register today! ⬇️

💫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 dcomba@hws-ne.org 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.


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.


✨Join us for an info session!

Learn more on how being part of the Work Ready Community can benefit your business on November 3rd 1 - 2:15pm CT. Check out the flyer below and register today!


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