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Career Seekers

We help people at any point along their career path, from a first job to a new career. Our representatives can direct you to personnel, programs or services that fit your needs.

We’re here to help.

No matter what employment obstacle you’re facing, we’re here to make finding and securing a job as easy as possible. We work with each person to set educational and employment goals. Then our community partners help match you with the right resources and meaningful job opportunities. You’ll get connected with the tools and skills you need to build your credentials, find employment or advance in your career. Explore our career seeker services:

We are proud to help everyone reach their career goals. We do not discriminate based on race, culture, language, status of citizenship, age, ability, income, educational level, religious affiliation, gender identification or sexual orientation. 

While one-on-one mentorship is done in-person, you can access many career resources online in our resource library.

If you’re experiencing other obstacles, such as finding a food pantry, paying for a utility bill, accessing safe housing or receiving counseling services, United Way of the Midlands can help. Call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or email ne211@uwmidlands.org.

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Career Resources

Certificates and Training

There are a range of no-cost assessments and training programs available at our location. Once your assessment tests are taken, a career specialists will know which training programs to suggest.

If you’d like to search online for state-wide education services, visit the NEworks website.

Get Connected to Certifications and Trainings

Resume Writing

Heartland Workforce Solutions offers workshops and tutorials on how to build a strong resume. For immediate help online, TheBalanceCareers.com offers a comprehensive guide to writing effective resumes and cover letters. Attend free, in-person workshops on Wednesdays at Heartland Workforce Solutions from 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Unemployment Insurance

Heartland Workforce Solutions helps you navigate applying for unemployment and finding opportunities. You can also view common unemployment questions online.

Apply and Learn about Unemployment Insurance

Start your job search.

Heartland Workforce Solutions works directly with NEworks.Nebraska.gov, a comprehensive online resource for the state of Nebraska, to direct career seekers to a strategic mix of job openings, career exploration, employer information, education and labor market research information.

If you would like to expand your search, there are a variety of job search sites available online:

What success looks like:

Success Stories
Jordi Becerril Enriquez

Jordi grew up with a passion for technology, but he lacked role models that had the expertise to advise him on a career in IT.

Jordi Becerril Enriquez
Success Stories
Anthony Bonner

Anthony arrived at HWS seeking assistance for post-high school training options, but he was able to get that and a whole lot more.

Anthony Bonner
Success Stories
Jacqueline Gomez

Anthony arrived at HWS seeking assistance for post-high school training options, but he was able to get that and a whole lot more.

Jacqueline Gomez

Partner Programs

 

 

 

Department of Health and Human Services

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.  

Medicaid Assistance

Vickie Adams
Phone: 402-934-2876
Email: vickie.adams@nebraska.gov

Economic Assistance

Zoanne Keene
Phone: 402-934-2674
Email: zoanne.keene@nebraska.gov

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Department of Labor

The Nebraska Department of Labor provides services for many things related to employment. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center.   

Assistance

Lex Ann Roach
Phone: 402-934-2392
Email: lexann.roach@nebraska.gov

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Ponca Tribe 

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).

Assistance

Colleen Plasek
Phone: 402-315-2765
Email: cplasek@poncatribe-ne.org

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National Able Network

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.

Assistance

Alejandra Sinecio
Phone: 402-934-2231
Email: asinecio@nationalable.org

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Metropolitan Community College 

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.

Assistance

Josie Culpepper
Phone: 402-934-2812
Email: jculpepper@mccneb.edu

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DESI

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.

Assistance

Omar Valentine
Phone: 402-278-4109
Email: omar.valentine@hws-ne.org

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Equus Workforce Solutions

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.

Assistance

Susan Vaala
Phone: 402-763-6727
Email: svaala@equus.com

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Nebraska VR

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

Assistance

Frankie Charles
Phone: 402-934-2868
Email: frankie.charles@nebraska.gov 

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Omaha Housing Authority

The Omaha Housing Authority (OHA) contracts with the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to provide low and moderate-income individuals with safe and stable housing through rent subsidies.

Assistance

Phone: (402) 444-6900
Email: Click Here

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Operation Hope

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.

Assistance

Yolanda Butler
Phone: 925-567-4907
Email: yolanda.butler@operationhope.org

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Goodwill – YouthBuild

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.

Assistance

Norman Barnes
Phone: 402-522-7231 Ext 7231
Email:nbarnes@goodwillomaha.org

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RISE

RISE, a Nebraska reentry program, prepares people in prison for a successful reentry through character development, job readiness and entrepreneurship. 

Assistance

Erica Pieper
Phone: 402-934-2786
Email: epieper@seeusrise.org

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Proteus

Proteus provides agricultural workers and their families with affordable health care, education assistance, and job training.

Assistance

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Job Corps

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.

Assistance

Shayla Dailey
Phone: 402-934-2258
Email: dailey.shayla@jobcorps.org

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HRS Erase

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.

Assistance

Jonathon Lopez
Phone: 877-518-8585
Email: Jonathon.lopez@hrserase.com

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Eastern Nebraska Community Action Partnership

ENCAP is a private, non-profit Community Action Agency responsible for providing social and human services to people facing poverty in Douglas and Sarpy Counties.

Assistance

Phone: (402) 453-5656
Email: info@encapomaha.org

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