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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.
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. Contact Tori Conley at 402-658-7795 or firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
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.
View fairs and events hosted by Heartland Workforce Solutions, our partner organizations and others across the Omaha Metro community.
Some dislocated workers may qualify for assistance with tuition and supplies for post-secondary education and/or training for a new job or career.
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.
If you need assistance paying the fees, you can call Together Inc. at 402-345-8047. This is not guaranteed, but it is a great start.
Get a Birth Certificate – Can be done online, in person or via mail request
Nebraska Vital Records Office:
Phone Number: (402) 471-2871
Email Address: DHHS.VitalRecords@nebraska.gov
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 95065, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5065
What if I’m not born in Nebraska? Find the Vital Records Department of the state you were born in by clicking here.
Get a State ID or Driver’s License
Fee: $29 or $16 if replacement
*At this point, you must have a home address and provide proof of that address
Documents need to present to DMV:
- Proof of U.S. Citizenship or Lawful Status, containing Name and Date of Birth, and Identity. Birth Certificate, passport, Employment Authorization Card, Permanent Resident Card, etc.
- Principal Address in Nebraska (at least two documents are required dated within 90 days) (bank statement, paystub, federal, state or local government documents, valid, NE vehicle registration, insurance card, voter registration card, blank check)
- Applicants must disclose their valid social security number which can be verified through the Social Security Administration or show proof of exemption from the requirement by presenting a valid, unexpired Record of Arrival and Departure in a valid foreign passport (I-94 or I-94A).
- See a full list of Document Verification Requirements acceptable items.
Get a Social Security Card (Easy online application) If you need a computer to do this on, you can visit any library or Heartland Workforce Solutions for assistance.
Fee: Free if lost or stolen
Documents needed to get SS Card: Proof of citizenship (birth certificate and/or Passport) AND another identification document (preferably U.S. Driver’s license or state ID or Passport, but they may accept school ID, health insurance card, U.S. military card)
Local Social Security Office Locations
OLD MILL CENTRE (Usually very busy, so if you can, go to Council Bluffs location)
604 N 109TH CT
OMAHA, NE 68154
20 Arena Way
Council Bluffs, IA 51501
Monday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Tuesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
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.
Check out job search resources and books to help with writing your resume or offer interviewing tips. If you do not have access to computer at home, area libraries also offer computer labs where you can do internet job searches, complete online applications or work on your resume.
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.
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. Contact David Vaughn at 402-934-2632 / email@example.com or Meaghan Shea- Evan at 402-934-2241 / firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance.
The certificate confirms essential work skills needed for job success. It is widely used by employers, educators, workforce developers and others to provide evidence that career seekers have the necessary skills employers are looking for. Register here to take the assessment.
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 email@example.com for assistance.
Salaries are always negotiable. The U.S. State Department offers advice on addressing salary after receiving a formal offer.
NEworks is a comprehensive, online resource that features job openings, career exploration, employer information, education and labor market research information. Career seekers, students or employers can use the site whenever they need accurate data to make informed decisions on careers, training, wages, occupation searches and resource recruitment.
The Partnership for Youth Development can help you attain a satisfying career and self-sufficiency. Get personalized attention and help with educational or vocational placement, career exploration, job readiness training, leadership opportunities, tuition and supplies assistance and supportive services.
If you’re between the ages of 14 and 24, out of school, or in school within 18 months of graduation, find out if you’re eligible by clicking on our website button.
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.
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.
Our self-service resource area provides the tools for a successful job search, including access to online job opportunities, resume help, assistance with NEworks registration and job search, information on community resources and much more.
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.
The Transition Assistance Program (TAP) gives employment and training information to armed forces members within 180 days of separation or retirement.
The WIOA Adult/Dislocated Worker Program offers weekly orientations and training guidance for eligible people who are laid-off, self-employed, veterans or displaced homeworkers. Contact us at WIOAOmaha@NationalAble.org to see if you qualify for assistance.