Career Seeker Resources
Find the tools you need.
There are a number of services available in person at the Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center, but many of the tools you need can be easily accessed or researched online.
This resource library presents all the services and tools we have available to you. If you don’t have an internet-connected device, we have desktops available at our location.
Get personalized attention with a career specialist, take a career assessment, learn about on-the-job training, explore career options, train in English as a second language, learn basic literacy skills, access supportive services to address barriers and much more.
TheBalanceCareers.com gives advice on asking for a pay raise at your current job.
Whether you’re still in school, looking for your first job or wanting a complete change of careers, learn what career or type of job best suits you. NEworks offers a self-paced Career Explorer online assessment.
The Fresh Start Job Program provides assistance with mental and physical health, money and household management, workplace communication, and job skills. Participants transition through personal development, job preparation and placement, and even beyond the first six months of employment and independent living. Heart Ministries also offers Fresh Start Laundromat, which is a facility that includes 20 washers and 24 dryers operated by a user-friendly app. The Fresh Start Laundromat offers free and reduced laundry based on need. The Laundromat partners with nearly 30 community organizations to provide laundry services. Heart Ministry also provides food, healthcare and emergency assistance to those in need.
* Heart Ministry receives a portion of their food from the USDA through the Emergency Food Assistance Program, also known as TEFAP. No ID or additional information is required to receive TEFAP food(s) as long as you are under the monthly gross income guidelines and a Nebraska resident.
2222 Binney Street
Omaha, NE 68110
Phone: (402) 451-2321
Fax: (402) 502- 3568
Monster.com offers solid interview tips to boost your chances of landing the job.
Find resources and advice for getting hired with a criminal record.
LinkedIn is a free social network for professionals. Guy Kawasaki, a venture capitalist, offers some tips on using LinkedIn to find a job.
Metropolitan Community College’s 180 Re-entry Assistance Program (180 RAP) serves the currently incarcerated and released populations. 180 RAP provides services and support to incarcerated individuals and those transitioning from correctional facilities and treatment centers so they can make a successful transition and achieve their education and employment goals.
The Re-entry Center is based out of MCC’s main campus – Fort Omaha Campus – north end of campus in building #8.
THE 180 RAP MAINLINE IS 531-622-7368 OR 531-MCC-RENT.
Re-entry Center hours:
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 8:00 am – 8:00 pm
Thursday & Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
- Skills and interest assessments
- Career and educational goal setting
- Work readiness and life skills training (credit and noncredit classes)
- Registration assistance, financial aid and scholarship application support
- Continuous coaching, tutoring and mentoring
- Employment support: resume creation, job referrals, ongoing support
- Transition support for individuals leaving jail, prison, treatment facilities
- Wraparound support referrals to MCC resources and community partners
- Access to the Re-entry Pantry & Resource Center: basic needs including food, hygiene, clothing, SNAP application assistance, birth certificate and ID acquisition, special needs, etc.
Salaries are always negotiable. The U.S. State Department offers advice on addressing salary after receiving a formal offer.
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. Services are available at our Heartland Workforce Solutions American Job Center. Contact Yolanda Butler at 925-567-4907 or email@example.com for assistance.
Project Reset mentors justice involved individuals into careers in the skilled trades and labor industry. Services include one-on-one mentorship, resume building, employment assistance and placement, incentives, and supportive services. Project Reset has partnered with local Unions, Employers, and Federally Registered Apprenticeships to provide entry into paid skilled labor jobs with benefits for Nebraska’s re-entry population. It is Project Reset’s vision to provide tools and support to redirect an individual’s path through education and skill development which will lead to employment in the skilled trades and labor industry.
-Adults (18+) who are currently justice involved at the felony level or have been in the last 18 months.
-Adults (18+) with past or current gang involvement
*Ability to assist individuals outside of these parameters will depend on available funding
Fill out intake form online: https://linktr.ee/projectreset402 click “Enroll Now”
Contact Program Coordinator:
Does your dream job require you to move? Looking for a change of scenery? TheBalanceCareers.com offers some relocating tips and resources for career seekers.
Find out what the earning potential or company culture is like at any given company. With GlassDoor, you can view the average salaries for different positions in different companies, and you can also read company reviews posted by current or former employees.
RISE is a Nebraska based non-profit organization whose mission is to break generational cycles of incarceration. RISE provides a 6-month program in 5 Nebraska Department of Corrections facilities focused on character development, job readiness and entrepreneurship. Once someone has graduated from the in-prison program, they are able to receive reentry services. RISE reentry then provides reentry planning, case management, peer support, housing support, referrals for mental and physical health, substance use support, transportation assistance, family reunification, and employment assistance.
RISE also aims to create and promote self-sufficiency, entrepreneurship, and economic growth through the RISE Business Academy, which is a 12-week program focused on developing a positive business in the community for those having lived experience within the criminal justice system. Unlike reentry services, The RISE Family Program and Business Academy are open to anyone in the community who has been impacted by the criminal justice system.
3555 Farnam Street, Suite 222
Omaha, Nebraska 68131
Phone (402) 999-8063
Offers adult basic education courses and provides college enrollment assistance to individuals who express a desire to begin or continue their post-secondary education. An important objective of the program is to counsel participants on financial aid options, including basic financial planning skills, and to assist in the college admission process. They also help you get your GED and offer tutoring.