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Expanding Talent Pools: Hiring Formerly Incarcerated People

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Lincoln Chamber of Commerce

1128 Lincoln Mall

#100

Lincoln, NE 68508

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With Nebraska reporting a 2.8 percent unemployment rate (according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics) and an increasing worldwide talent shortage, companies must be creative with their hiring strategies. The Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development (LPED) is committed to helping companies develop short and long-term plans for attracting and retaining talent.

We’re launching the Expanding Talent Pool Series, a recruiting and hiring workshop that emphasizes inclusivity, in partnership with the Greater Omaha Chamber. Each session will feature expert insights and best practices. Learn how to successfully tap into available talent pools in Omaha and Lincoln that are sometimes overlooked or underutilized.


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Nearly 700,000 people are released from prison each year and are locked out of the job market. High unemployment and recidivism rates for returning citizens suggest that the first step in beating the odds is helping these men and women find gainful and steady employment. In this session, you will learn about workforce readiness programs in Nebraska that are preparing returning citizens for employment, both pre-release and post-release. You will also learn about federal incentives your business can access through second chance hiring including tax credits, insurance bonds and wage reimbursement.

Education presenters: Jeremy Bouman, RISE; Erin Cooper, Nebraska Department of Labor

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