July 2022 Newsletter
What's Happening this month?
Event overview:

July 4th: Happy Independence Day! Our office will be closed.

July 5th: Student Transportation of America spotlight event.

July 11th: Children's Hospital employee spotlight event.

July 12th & 13th: TSA spotlight event.

July 14th: EQUUS spotlight event.

July 18th: Allied Universal spotlight event.

July 21st: HWS Better Business Workshop - Hiring and recruiting justice involved employees. 1:00 PM via zoom. Register Now

July 25th: Dial Senior Living spotlight event.

July 26th: Career fair at The Venue on the Highlander campus Tuesday, July 26th from 4PM-6PM. Interested in tabling your business at this event? Email Nicole Lewis at nlewis@hws-ne.org or register HERE

July 31st: Community Alliance spotlight event.

Employer orientation coming soon!

 Mayor Stothert announced the ARPA awards on 6/29/22 including Heartland Workforce Solutions awarded $600,000 for a South Omaha American Job Center Affiliate location. You'll be hearing more in the coming days toward opening in 2023!

Congratulations to all community awardees serving our community!

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

  • July 21st: HWS Better Business Workshop - Hiring and recruiting justice involved employees. 1:00 PM via zoom. 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
Seventy Five North News
Meet our Employment and Career Readiness Coordinator Nicole Lewis:

Hello! My name is Nicole, and I work as the Career Readiness Coordinator at Heartland Workforce Solutions housed out of Seventy Five North Revitalization Corporation. Our partnership allows me to be the liaison between the two organizations so that I can bring partner resources and job opportunities to the North 30th Corridor. 

Currently, I’m planning a career fair at The Venue on the Highlander campus for Tuesday, July 26th from 4-6pm. If you would like to know more information or if your business would like to table at the event, please feel free to reach out to me at nlewis@hws-ne.org or register HERE!
One-Stop Spotlight
Meet your Employer Goals
Since January 2022, 105 employers have participated in our hiring events!

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: On average, employers that have participated in our spotlight events have averaged one on one conversations with 10 job seekers who were interested in their positions.

HWS held its second annual Jobapalooza career fair on Saturday, June 11th. This year’s event was held at two locations simultaneously to accommodate even more job seekers and businesses. The event included food trucks, games, and career exploration activities, and was held outdoors at HWS and at the MCC South Campus. 

The event was a resounding success for all involved. The warm weather and inviting atmosphere created a perfect opportunity for many in our community to invite friends and family to attend with them as they looked for employment opportunities. HWS received donations in excess of $1,800 from eight businesses to pay for food vouchers for many jobseekers which could be used at the food trucks. Approximately 30 businesses had tables at the MCC location, and over 20 more had tables at the at HWS. Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's event!

Planning is already underway to make the event even better next year!

A BIG shout out to a few of our on the job training (OJT) partners for National Able Network!!!

  • The Lund Company
  • Performance Food Group
  • Hill Brothers Transportation
  • NP Dodge
You train, we pay the wages. We offer flexible hiring options that can help offset the cost of training a new employee. Ask us about internships, apprenticeships, paid training, and more!

Curious about our OJT program? Call Savannah High at (402) 934-2575 or email at shigh@nationalable.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 https://forms.gle/zXtFgpUksWHK2hRs8.

Labor Market Information
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