Workforce Development

Omaha’s Most Prized Asset is Its People

A healthy, vibrant community depends on a skilled and growing labor pool. We’re proud to be a leading force in workforce development–with a focus on retaining and recruiting the talent that regional employers need to succeed.

We utilize a slate of dynamic initiatives and programs which connect talent, opportunity and education. We support businesses and industries seeking quality workers and individuals desiring quality jobs.

The People to Power Business Growth

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more college graduates in Omaha than the national average

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of Greater Omaha adults are employed. That’s 7% higher than the national average.

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below the national average for our average wage rate ($29.85)

Recruiter Toolkit

We provide college and talent recruiters with materials to help attract and retain our future workforce, as well as build community pride.

Omaha has lots to offer and is often featured on best places to live lists. To learn more about what makes Omaha great and access materials, check out our recruiter toolkit.

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Greater Omaha Worklab

The Greater Omaha Worklab utilizes the Sustainable Workforce Model, an employer-partnered approach, to support frontline talent. The program’s embedded Community Navigators provide frontline workers with access to post-hire support addressing barriers to sustained employment.

Our vision is to help employers in Greater Omaha to collaborate with local organizations to invest in their workforces, resulting in better jobs and inclusive economic growth.

We Help You Create Great Workplace Cultures

We’ve created a variety of opportunities for employers and talent acquisition professionals to connect with and learn from peers.

Council of Companies

The YP Council of Companies (CoC) helps organizations launch successful Young Professional, Emerging Leader, or New Employee Resource groups internally. 

Employer Coalition for Diversity & Equity

Part of our Commitment to Opportunity, Diversity and Equity, the Employer Coalition seeks to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace.

The Landing Crew

The Landing Crew is an exclusive network of corporate talent recruiters and acquisition professionals that helps members meet their talent and workforce needs.