South Omaha Pushing Jobs for Latinos

OMAHA, Nebraska. – Two South Omaha groups are joining forces to help Latinos find jobs.

At a ribbon cutting ceremony, the Latino Center of the Midlands and Heartland Workforce Solution cemented their partnership to bring South Omahans a variety of training and on the job experience.

“Now is an important time for us to be connected well,” says Heartland Workforce Executive Director Erin Porterfield. “The administration right now is a source of fear for a lot of people here in this community, people who are immigrants, refugees.”

“People want to be promoted at work, make more money, work more hours,” says Latino Center of the Midland Executive Director Albert Varas. ” And I believe that with Heartland Workforce solution we can provide people with the skills they need to be successful at work.”

The center offers career services, high school diplomas and technical training. Most services are free, donations are accepted.

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