Lincoln's One Stop Career Center at 1010 "N" Street in the Gold's Building is moving across the street to Southeast Community College (SCC) - Education Square, 1111 "O" Street. The new facility will open in Suite 205 on October 1 and is being re-named the American Job Center as part of a national branding effort.
The City's Urban Development Department is the operator of the Career Center. Jan Norlander-Jensen, Workforce Investment Administrator for Urban Development, said the new location offers smaller, but more usable space for the agencies who offer service there. The City will save about $207,000 over the four-year lease with SCC-Education Square.
"The atmosphere is professional and attractive, and the new facility is surrounded by the energy of a college campus," said Urban Development Director Dave Landis. "That is good for clients and staff. The new site also has convenient access to buses, a parking garage and the skywalk system."
SCC President Dr. Jack Huck said he is pleased the American Job Center is relocating to Education Square. "The services provided by the training partners fit nicely with the educational component that SCC provides," Huck said. "We look forward to a long and prosperous relationship."
Urban Development delivers the Workforce Investment Act Adult, Dislocated Worker and Youth training programs. Training partners moving to Education Square are Experience Works, Goodwill Industries and Vocational Rehabilitation. Networked information will be available from the Client Assistance Program; Community Action of Lancaster and Saunders Counties; Indian Center; Job Corps; Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired; Nebraska Health and Human Services; and Proteus-Training for Migrant and Seasonal Farmworkers. The Nebraska Department of Labor (NDOL) will relocate its services to Suite 222 in Education Square in early 2014.
Training agencies at the Center will provide on-site and networked career development information, education and training programs, and job placement assistance. The Center also offers access to NDOL's job listings and labor market information as well as assistance in filing for unemployment insurance benefits.
The One-Stop Career Center opened in November 2001 as a result of the Workforce Investment Act, which replaced the Job Training Partnership Act. More information on the Center is available at urban.lincoln.ne.gov (click on Workforce).