Jobs make a difference.
That’s why we’re here to provide job training and opportunities to learn and gain work experience.
The income earned and skills gained from jobs have lifelong stabilizing effects on families and communities. Unfortunately, communities of color are concentrated in unpredictable job markets while their representation lacks in stable industries. To rectify this, the Urban League will continue to eliminate existing barriers these communities face to accessing, advancing and remaining in employment across industries. We will work with young professionals in Omaha, local companies and organizations, and our community to make sure every worker is employed where they are most productive and welcomed.
Looking for a job – or the training to get a job? We can help!
Urban League of Nebraska is your key resource for job skills training, job opportunities and networking in the community. Check out these resources, including access to FREE career-building services available to you from our Career Empowerment Center.
Urban League of Nebraska is pleased to provide you access to career specialists to help you along the career path, including learning how to overcome barriers to obtaining and retaining the right job for you. Here is where you will get help developing your resume’ and searching for and applying for jobs online. We also organize tours at companies and hold mock interviews with hiring managers.
Urban League Nebraska holds job fairs throughout the year, including the Economic Empowerment and Employment Expo in the spring and the Celebrate Diversity Job Fair held in conjunction with The Omaha World-Herald in the fall. Representatives from Omaha’s most successful and growing companies attend our job fairs looking for qualified candidates.
FREE Job Skills and Readiness Training
GUARANTEED Job Placement in a High-Demand Career Field!
There’s nothing quite like the Urban League’s Career Boot Camps – a very cool, deep dive into the job skills and training employers want you to have today. The program is up to four-weeks long and because you will be in class and may need to shift your regular work schedule during this time, you will earn money for attending. To qualify, you must be 17 years of age or older, have a high school diploma and 6 months of continuous work experience.
In collaboration with the Empowerment Network, Urban League of Nebraska administers the Summer Training, Employment Pathway & Urban Pipeline program (STEP-UP Omaha!) which provides career assessments, job-readiness training, and job placement assistance to students and young adults ages 16 to 21. Over a ten-week period you will get real-world job experience and the opportunity to explore careers. You will also have an opportunity to obtain long-term employment.
Working Wednesdays are hiring events that connect job-seekers and employers to fill immediate openings. Held on the third Wednesday of every month, Working Wednesdays feature from one-to-ten employers representing a wide variety of industries or events that focus on a specific industry.