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Heartland Workforce Solutions is a powerful, collaborative network of individuals, employers, partners and leaders who are preparing the communities of Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties for success by connecting talent with opportunity for regional, in-demand industries.
As a non-profit organization, Heartland Workforce Solutions gathers skills and information from businesses, workforce partners and educational institutions to expand employment opportunities for career seekers, employers and regional, in-demand industry in Douglas, Washington and Sarpy counties.
Our organization focuses on the individual worker and the employer. We strive to make the process of connecting employees and employers more efficient and accessible.
Our American Job Center is a one-stop career hub that supports, trains and educates career seekers for employment opportunities and helps businesses find qualified candidates.
Heartland Workforce Solutions offers programs that serve our diverse community with a wide range of ages, experience, skill sets, abilities, economic and educational levels. No matter where the search for employment or employees begins, our partner services will be able to direct applicants to the personnel or programs that address their specific needs.
We’re dedicated to Omaha’s economic prosperity, which means everything we do is responsive to your employment needs.
We are proud to connect diverse, talented people with careers. More than ever, employers recognize the value of cultivating a diverse, inclusive and equitable workforce. We do not discriminate based on race, culture, language, status of citizenship, age, ability, income, educational level, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation.
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 employees to get our community working.
We share that goal with our partner organizations that are working together to keep the economy of Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties, as well as the state, strong and viable.
Brian Turner – President, Central Confinement Services; Represents: Business
Vice-Chair – Vacant
Kurt Meisinger – Director of Audit Assurance, Frankkel Zacharia, LLC; Represents: Business
Shonna Dorsey – Independent Contractor; Represents: Business
Kevin Andersen – Deputy Chief of Staff ED & DS, City of Omaha; Represents: Optional
Sheila Bacon – Service Delivery Administrator II, Department of Health and Human Services; Represents: Workforce
Lindsay Borgeson – Senior Vice President of Deposit Services, Core Bank; Represents: Business
Aaron Bowen – Executive Director, ENCAP; Represents: Workforce
Mike Bunach – Assistant Chapter Member; NECA Represents: Business
Liz Cook – Vice President of Human Resources, First National Bank of Omaha; Represents: Business
Brett DeHart – Business Agent, Steamfitters & Plumbers Local 464; Represents: Labor Organization
Jerry Dempsey – Director of Business Development, Bellevue University; Represents: Education/Business
Steve Dethlefs – Washington County Supervisor, Washington County; Represents: Optional
Deb Dixon – Office Director, Nebraska Vocational Rehabilitation; Represents: Government
Nancy Flearl – Omaha District Supervisor, NCBVI; Represents: Government
John Fonda – CEO/Chairman, John Day Company; Represents: Business
Sherri Gunderson – Director of Tax, Lozier Corporation; Represents: Business
Sara Hansen – Workforce Development Manager, Turner Construction; Represents: Business
Daniel Huse – Business Representative, IBEW Local 22; Represents: Labor Organization
Patricia Kearns – President & Chief Executive Officer, QLI; Represents: Business
David Klug – Sarpy County Commissioner District 3, Sarpy County Board; Represents: Optional
Kenny McMorris – Chief Executive Officer, Charles Drew; Represents: Business
Paul Moore – President, Nationwide Transportation; Represents: Business
Sarah Moylan – Senior Director, Greater Omaha Chamber; Represents: Business
Bill Owen – Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Metropolitan Community College; Represents: Education & Training
Lex Ann Roach – Regional Workforce Manager, NDOL; Represents: Workforce
Chris Rodgers – Director of Community & Government Relations, Douglas County; Represents: Optional
Armando Salgado – President/Chief Executive Officer, LingoDocs Marketing; Represents: Business
Eric Stueckrath – President & CSO, Outlook Nebraska; Represents: Workforce
Stephen Vogel, Jr. – Business Manager, Plumbers Local Union #16; Represents: Labor Organization
Beth Whited – Executive Vice President & Chief Human Resource Officer, Union Pacific; Represents: Business
America Works equips each individual with the right tools so that they are able to provide for themselves and their loved ones and find meaningful employment. Their proven methods, services and experienced staff offer the right combination for success. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center.
The Department of Health and Human Services offers resources for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), emergency assistance applications, Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and more.
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act-Indian and Native American Program can assist eligible adult Native Americans living in Nebraska and actively seeking employment, education, or training (must be enrolled in a tribe, or eligible for Ponca Health Services).
National Able Network gives personalized career support that integrates career coaching, specialized training and direct connections to the job market. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center.
Metropolitan Community College is a comprehensive, full-service public community college. Its purpose is to provide high quality educational programs and services, primarily in career preparation and general education, to people of all ages and educational backgrounds. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center.
Dynamic Educational Systems, Inc., (DESI) is dedicated to helping qualified youth and adults receive the education, training, and job placement assistance they need to support themselves, their families and their communities. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center.
Equus Workforce Solutions is a comprehensive provider of workforce development services. Equus services provide a full continuum of solutions focused on increasing opportunities for individuals and families and fostering the competitiveness of business. This happens one person and one family at a time through client-centered approaches, committed team members and robust business and community partnerships.
Nebraska VR is an employment program for people who experience a disability. Everything Nebraska VR does and all of the services we provide are for the purpose of helping people with disabilities prepare for, find and/or keep a job. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce
Operation Hope equips young people and adults with the ﬁnancial tools and education to secure a better future—coaching them through their personal aspirations and life’s challenges and facilitating their journey to ﬁnancial independence.
Goodwill Omaha’s YouthBuild AmeriCorps program is a national pre-apprenticeship educational, leadership, development and occupational skills-training program for disadvantaged and at-risk youth ages 16 to 24. This program provides job training and educational opportunities for youth who previously struggled with and/or dropped out of high school.
Phone: 402-522-7231 Ext 7231
Proteus provides agricultural workers and their families with affordable health care, education assistance, and job training.
The Job Corps is a free education and training program that’s a lot like going to college, but you’ll learn job skills that colleges don’t offer. If you don’t have a high school diploma, the Job Corps will help you earn it. Then, you can explore a variety of career possibilities and learn how to get there.
HRS Erase can assist you through the Open Enrollment Periods set by CMS on an annual basis and with the consumer needs that arise during the Special Enrollment Periods (life changing events) and Medicaid/CHIP. Our Navigator services are totally free. HRS Erase is not a health insurance company but a public service provided through our federal grant funds established by the Affordable Care Act.
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