Omaha-area civic, business leaders launch effort to prepare job seekers for ACT certificate test

3 May 2017

A program for job seekers meant to show potential employers that applicants have the skills to do the job got the thumbs-up Thursday from local employers and officials.

Omaha Mayor Jean Stothert; Douglas County Board member Chris Rodgers; Erin Porterfield, executive director of Heartland Workforce Solutions; and Randy Thelen with the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce joined with executives from First Data and Airlite Plastics on Thursday afternoon to kick off the Heartland Work Ready initiative.

The initiative is a program intended to help job seekers earn the nationally recognized ACT National Career Readiness Certificate. More than 100 civic and business leaders attended the launch event at First Data’s Aksarben location.

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