American Job Center
The American Job Center uses federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funds to improve an individual's employment opportunities. To do that, the American Job Center provides services to both job seekers and businesses seeking employees. American Job Center partners provide on site and networked career development information, education and training programs, case management, and job placement assistance. Because WIA funds are targeted to certain populations of adults, dislocated workers and youth, the majority of American Job Center services are also targeted to benefit that part of the workforce.
Services for Job Seekers
- Job Training for Adults: Assistance for low-income adults to identify and finance job training.
- Job Training for Dislocated Workers: Assistance for individuals unemployed due to a layoff or business closing to identify and finance job training.
- Job Training for Youth (YESS): Assistance for low-income youth to identify and Finance education and job training.
- Training for Green Jobs: Assistance to eligible youth and adults to identify and finance training in Green Construction and Energy Efficiency occupations.
- Finding A Job: Access to the Nebraska Department of Labor's Job Listings.
- Filing for Unemployment: Access to the Nebraska Department of Labor's Unemployment Insurance System
Services for Businesses
- Hiring Workers: To help find qualified workers, employers may post job openings, search the active resumes and contact potential employees.
- Worker Training Program: Nebraska's Worker Training Program makes funding available to businesses for training employees.
- Worker Opportunity Tax Credit: Tax credits to employers for hiring eligible workers.
- Labor Market Information: Access to information on the local economy and labor market.
American Job Center On-Site Partners
- Experience Works: Job Training and employment assistance for low-income individuals 55 years and older.
- Goodwill Industries: Job search assistance for individuals with disabilities and access to and assistance in learning to use a computer for job searching.
- Nebraska Department of Labor : Services for Job Seekers and Employers.
- Urban Development: Job training assistance for low-income adults, dislocated workers, and low-income youth.
- Southeast Community College: Occupational skill training, Adult Basic Education-English as a Second Language.
- Vocational Rehabilitation: Employment assistance for individuals with a disability.
American Job Center Network Partners
- Client Assistance Program: Free advice, information, and advocacy to people with disabilities to access services and benefits through Vocational Rehabilitation, Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired, or Centers for Independent Living.
- Community Action Partnership of Lancaster and Saunders Counties: Assists families in crisis to meet their basic needs, helps individuals attain their educational and employment goals, and ultimately helps people strengthen their own families.
- Indian Center, Inc: Provides value to the native American community by creating and obtaining programs that empower self-sufficiency and positive quality of life standards in individuals and families.
- Job Corps: Provides a free education and training program that helps young people at least 16 years of age learn a career, earn a high school diploma and find and keep a good job.
- Proteus: National Farmworker Jobs Program - serving farm workers searching for new employment opportunities