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.
Nebraska 211 keeps an accurate and comprehensive database that you can use to find health and human services to meet your needs. If you’re experiencing obstacles such as finding a food pantry, paying for a utility bill, accessing safe housing, receiving counseling services or anything else, call 2-1-1, text your zip code to 898211, or email email@example.com.
CRED is a City of Omaha grant for people experiencing employment hurdles while residing in Douglas, Sarpy and Washington counties. If you are a career seeker or employed worker that would benefit by paid, short-term trainings, courses or credentials, click “learn more” to see available training and funding.
Dynamic Workforce Solutions is the service provider for the Youth program under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). Dynamic is dedicated to helping qualified youth 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. For more information about the WIOA Youth program and additional contact information, please visit the WIOA Youth Website.
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.
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 through client-centered approaches, committed team members and robust business and community partnerships. Contact Brenda Weiland at 402-763-6735.
Immediate services such as food, clothing hygiene and housing, transportation to appointments, medical and dental care.
Laser tattoo removal may also be available.
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. Contact Norman Barnes at402-522-7231 Ext 7231 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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
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.
GAP Program provides need-based tuition assistance for approved short-term credit and non-credit training programs that are in high-need fields. Gap assistance may be right for you if you are un- or under employed or are looking to up-skill to achieve career advancement.
- Code School
- Medical Services Representative
- Pharmacy Technician Training
- Sheet Metal Training
- Industrial Maintenance Mechanic
- Fiber Optics Technician
- Phlebotomy Technician Training
- Veterinary Assistant
- Workplace Technology
Adult Education: Adult Education offers noncredit instruction to students in the Omaha metro area who are seeking to increase their basic skill level, earn a GED or increase their literacy as a non-English speaker.Adult Education office: 531-MCC-4060 or email@example.com
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 Solutions American Job Center. Contact Frankie Charles at 402-934-2868 or firstname.lastname@example.org 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:
Proteus provides agricultural workers and their families with affordable health care, education assistance and job training.
The International Council for Refugees and Immigrants is an emerging and vibrant organization with a unique vision of becoming a model for the national in services delivery and advocacy. ICRI work is rooted in advocacy, comprehensive case management, collaboration with research institutions, and youth programming.
To find out more, please send an email to email@example.com or call 402.301.9096
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.