Omaha has been designated as a TechHire community byÂ Opportunity@Work, a nonprofit leading the charge to expand Americans’ access to careerÂ opportunities. As part of the TechHire designation, Omaha has recently joined a nationalÂ network of 71 communities with a goal to help individuals enter the technology workforceÂ through education and help with job placement. TechHire Omaha invites job seekers,Â employers and community partners to attend a kick-off party to learn more.
WHAT: TechHire Omaha Kick-Off Party; sponsored by Cox Business
WHEN: Thursday, February 9, 2017; 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
WHERE: The Exchange, 7 th Floor, 1905 Harney Street, Omaha, Nebraska, 68102
Technology jobs represent the largest economic development opportunity in our region. If allÂ the open IT positions in Greater Omaha were immediately filled, it would be an immediateÂ $102 million dollar economic boost for the local economy.
ABOUT TECHHIRE OMAHA
TechHire is a nationwide, community-based movement that helps underrepresented jobÂ seekers start careers in the technology industry. TechHire partners with education providersÂ from across the tech community to teach in-demand skills to people who want to take part inÂ the modern economy–from overlooked youth, to veterans, to the long-term unemployed; andÂ helps them find jobs by connecting them to a network of employers looking for tech talent.Â Omaha’s designation as a national TechHire Community was made possible due to theÂ collaborative efforts of AIM and its Interface Web School, Omaha Code School and theÂ Greater Omaha Chamber. To learn more, visit omatechhire.org.