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EmployOMA assists local job-seekers as a non-profit, collaborative group of workforce agencies in the Omaha area. EmployOMA helps businesses connect with specialists from multiple workforce agencies to promote their latest information about available jobs, upcoming workforce events, and job fairs.
Find out more info at https://www.linkedin.com/company/employoma/.
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Targeted Recruitment Efforts
Federal Fidelity Bond Program
The Federal Fidelity Bonding Program is a unique hiring tool that provides employers insurance coverage for former offenders during the first six months of employment or job promotion. The Federal Fidelity Bond provides $5,000 of insurance to cover events such as theft, larceny or embezzlement by the employee. Employers receive the Federal Fidelity Bond free-of-charge.
Presentation about the program: Fidelity Bond Grant State-Wide Training_FINAL
For more information visit https://dol.nebraska.gov/ReemploymentServices/EmployerResources/FederalFidelityBondProgram
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers for hiring individuals from certain target groups who have faced significant barriers to employment. WOTC joins other workforce programs that incentivize workplace diversity and facilitate access to good jobs for American workers. Employers claim about $1 billion in tax credits each year under the WOTC program. There is no limit on the number of individuals an employer can hire to qualify to claim the tax credit, and there are a few simple steps to follow to apply for WOTC. For more information, please email NDOL.OmahaWFD@nebraska.gov or WOTChelp@nebraska.gov.
Short-Time Compensation Program
The Short-Time Compensation (STC) program helps prevent layoffs by allowing employers to uniformly reduce affected employees’ hours by 10 to 60 percent while permitting the employees to receive a prorated unemployment benefit. STC helps retain workforce during a temporary slowdown in work. Employees are allowed to receive a partial unemployment benefit to help them offset the loss of income.
The Rapid Response program helps workers to reestablish employment promptly following a layoff. Our Reemployment Services team works directly with employers to quickly connect workers to resources such as resume and interview preparation, Unemployment Insurance, and education and training opportunities. The program is flexible to meet the needs of each employer and their team.
Trade Adjustment Assistance
Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) is available to assist workers experiencing job loss due to US foreign trade. Loss of employment could be a result of increased imports, a shift in operations to foreign countries or a shift in the supply chain.
Registered Apprenticeships for Employers
By working with an employer that values life-long learning, apprentices become invested in improving their skills and in achieving a certificate of completion, a nationally-recognized credential. While combining hands-on skill development with classroom learning, apprentices learn and understand why they do what they do. Apprentices become problem solvers, good team members, and demonstrate better interpersonal skills. On average, apprentices demonstrate better attendance, possess the latest technological skills, and fill the critical need for skilled workers to replace retirees and achieve and maintain a highly productive workforce.
Worker Training Grants
In accordance with Nebraska Revised Statutes § 48-622.02 and 48-622.03, the Nebraska Worker Training and Support Cash Fund may be used to provide training opportunities that:
Employers, labor organizations, or other entities providing an apprenticeship training program may apply for a worker training grant.