Employment Ready provides free one-on-one job readiness services to anyone who is unemployed or under-employed in the Omaha Metro, Council Bluffs or Fremont areas. This program is was created by Goodwill to help any individual in need of employment assistance. Our team of Employment Specialists can also assist through our ability to refer individuals to additional services provided by other area nonprofits.
- Do you need help determining what type of job is right for you?
- Are you able to use all the resources to get the job you’d like?
- Would you like to update your resume or begin with a fresh one?
- Do you want to develop or practice interview skills?
- Do you want to enhance your job readiness skills?
- Need general computer assistance?
- Not sure where to start? Call Employment Ready today!
Walk-in services or appointments available Monday through Friday
Our offices are open 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Goodwill Headquarters
4805 North 72nd Street (72nd and Ames in Benson Park Plaza). Fill out the form below to contact us!
Free Employment Workshops & Basic Computer Assistance
Computer/resource lab available Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Location – Goodwill Industries 4805 N. 72nd Street, Omaha, NE 68134
View the Employment Ready schedule below.
To learn more or make an appointment:
Email: [email protected]
4805 N. 72nd Street (Goodwill Headquarters)
Meet the Employment Ready team:
As the Employment Ready Manager, Megan believes in partnering with community organizations as a way to provide wrap-around services for anyone who feels like they are in an employment crisis. She serves on a number of committees within the Metro to assure needs are met of anyone seeing employment assistance. She has been providing employability classes at the Pottawattamie County jail for nearly one year and is thrilled when someone sees their updated resume, presentable to an employer. She says she is proud to play a key role in Employment Ready providing amazing opportunities for those wanting to receive employment assistance or community referrals. Contact Megan at 402.231.1901 or [email protected]
During her time with Goodwill Employment Ready Specialist Sherri Kallon has found a strong passion for working with young adults in our community. Sherri’s caseload can start with one participant and may ultimately grow to also assist their aunts, uncles, cousins, etc., because they can feel how much she cares. She believes Employment Ready is an amazing program because it helps people change their lives without having to go through red tape. She enjoys being able to see clients gain employment skills, complete a new resume, update their cover letter, or provide a job lead all within a few hours. Contact Sherri at 402.231.1977 or [email protected]
Sarah Alba brings employment ideas and opportunities to the Employment Ready team. Her long tenure with Goodwill provides the opportunity to build relationships with participants so they can trust her when she offers assistance. Sarah is housed at Goodwill’s 72nd and Ames location where she meets 1-on-1 with walk-ins or those with appointments. Sarah can be found at the Latino Community Betterment Corporation each Thursday from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. She says she believes in the Employment Ready program because it is here to help anyone that needs assistance. Contact Sarah at 402.231.1978 or [email protected]
Kenia Hernandez is the newest member of Employment Ready team. Kenia is an outstanding team member who works closely with our community partners. She teaches a money management course through Douglas and Sarpy Counties and offers employment assistance at The Deer Park Community Center. She can also be found providing employability aid in the Nebraska City area via appointment. Kenia says she believes in the Employment Ready program because she understands the importance of finding not just employment, but the right career for every participant. She is bilingual, speaking fluent English and Spanish. If anyone is in need of her services, please feel free to reach out to her. Contact Kenia to set up an appointment. Contact Kenia at 402.880.8414 or [email protected]