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What is it?
The National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC®) is an industry-recognized, portable, evidence-based credential that certifies essential skills needed for workplace success. This credential will help you validate your work ready skills for a prospective job/career.

What is the benefit of taking the National Career Readiness Certificate?
Earning an NCRC® can be the key to the job you’ve always dreamed of. The certificate verifies your work readiness skill level to potential employers and demonstrates your commitment to success. Heartland Workforce Solutions also offers WorkKeys® to improve your NCRC® level.

What to expect…
The NCRC® is given in three 55 minute sessions. You will be assessed in 3 areas of concentration- Applied Mathematics, Locating Information and Reading for Information. There are four levels you can score on each individual test. They are bronze, silver, gold, and Platinum.

To sign up: Call Krystal at 402-934-2351 or email [email protected]

We offer National Career Readiness Certificate assessment at the following locations:

Heartland Workforce Solution
5752 Ames Ave, Omaha, NE 68104
Begins at 12pm every Thursday

Latino Center of the Midlands
4821 S 24th St, Omaha, NE 68107
Begins at 1:30pm every Tuesday

Do Space
7205 Dodge St, Omaha, NE 68114
Begins at 9:30am every Tuesday

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What to do with all those toys!

The holidays are over and this year my son’s playroom has been bombarded with new toys. What to do with all those toys! I tried my hardest to tell the grandparents to limit their purchases but the response is always the same, “but he’s our only grandchild”.  As I sit in our playroom I just feel overwhelmed by all the toy clutter!

Now is the perfect to start fresh! 2017 is going to be the year of organization for me, or so I hope. Starting before the year begins gives me a leg up on the goal. I have my boxes ready to tackle the clutter. I enjoy being able to donate my gently used toys to Goodwill knowing that other children will find the same enjoyment out them as mine did.

Don’t just stop at the playroom, my journey takes me beyond toys. I sort through clothes, shoes, mounds of books, stuffed animals and baby items. Getting a leg up on the clutter allows my son to enjoy his new toys and books.

As your children unwrap their holiday toys, think about donated those that aren’t played with anymore to Goodwill.

 

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Starting the new year fresh-closet clean out

Is your closet full of items you don’t wear or like? 2017 is just around the corner, time to think about refreshing your closet. I would consider myself a hard to shop for person, so every holiday I end up with a gift cards to my favorite stores. This Christmas was no exception. I spent my post holiday, shopping for new outfits to start the new year in style. With shopping comes cleaning out my closet to make room for my new outfits.

My Goodwill donation box sits next to my closet and it tends to fill up quick. My goal is every time I purchase a new item to donate an item or two to Goodwill. This keeps my closet filled with items I actually wear and like. Everything stays pretty organized and I feel good about making a donation to Goodwill.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The end of the year is a great time to donate. All of your donations are tax deductible which works out well for me come tax time. The next time you go to your favorite store and buy those new outfits, think about donating the ones in your closet to Goodwill.

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12 Days of Goodwill Christmas-Wrap it Up

All your Christmas shopping is done, you are ready to wrap it all up. Wouldn’t you love to get a bargain on everything you need to make your gift look spectacular? Goodwill has everything you need to make your gift shine under the tree. Our seasonal new goods department has wrapping paper, bags and bows galore! Do you give Christmas cookies as gifts? We have fun containers to pack up those cookies and give them with love.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This wraps up our 12 Days of Goodwill Christmas. We hope that you found some inspiration on how Goodwill can help you have a wonderful holiday season.

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12 Days of Goodwill Christmas-movies

It’s the season for snuggling up on the couch and watching those classic holiday movies. My family has taken a thrifty approach in our household and we got rid of cable. It makes me a little sad during the holidays because I love watching various Christmas movies. So instead I took a trip to Goodwill and browsed through their movie department. Problem solved, I was able to find some holiday movies that I can watch with my family to get into the Christmas spirit.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Goodwill has lots of movies to choose from, not just for the holidays. I was able to find Baby Einstein movies for my toddler, comedies, dramas and many more. Stop by one of our stores and grow your movie library today!

 

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12 days of Goodwill Christmas-Name brand for less

As a bargain shopper I love going into Goodwill and finding name brand items for less. I was shopping at the South Papillion Goodwill the other day and they had a 1/2 price sale on Miss Me jeans! While I was browsing I was able to find a cute Marc Jacobs bag, a pair of purple Ugg boots and even a Tiffany’s necklace with matching bracelet.  The thrill of going into the store and coming out with those normally expensive items for a bargain price is amazing.

If you have some holiday shopping left to do, come check out what Goodwill has for you!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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LaborMax Staffing-Hiring Event

Business Solutions by Goodwill is hosting a hiring event for LaborMax Staffing on Wednesday, December 21st,  10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 4805 North 72 Street, Omaha, NE 68134.   A recruiter from LaborMax Staffing will be onsite interviewing. Background checks are not required for all positions.

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12 Days of Goodwill Christmas – Finding the perfect outfit for family pictures

My son turned one in October and I wanted to get family pictures to celebrate his birthday, and also use the pictures for our holiday cards.  I had been searching stores like Target and Kohl’s for the perfect outfit, but just couldn’t come up with anything.  Then one day I was in the 72nd and Ames Goodwill when I came across a plaid vest.  It was so cute – black and red checkers with a tan collar.  The vest was only 99 cents.  Once I saw it, I knew this was the outfit for family pictures!  I paired the vest with a white onzie and jeans.

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It doesn’t take a lot to find inspiration for outfits . . . sometimes all it take is one small item to tie the whole look together!

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12 Days of Goodwill Christmas-DIY furniture flips

One of my favorite things to do when I walk through Goodwill is to look at the furniture. A lot of the items that come into our stores are great pieces to do DIY furniture flips with. Thanks to HGTV and Pinterest you can find tons of ideas and easy steps to take a retro piece and give it new life.

Here are some ideas for things that are you can be sure to find at Goodwill for your flip! These trendy furniture flips make great gifts this holiday season. Some flips are as easy as painting with an easy to find spray paint to give it some new flair.

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Get creative and make one of kind furniture for your home that matches your style for less than going to a high end store.

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