Every month, Strictly Business celebrates the accomplishments of local businesses and highlights the excellent products and services they provide in their fields. Our quarterly Employing Omaha feature is an opportunity for these businesses and organizations to also promote themselves as a great place to work and share with our readers what positions the y are hiring for.
Having a good employer brand is so important. Recruiting.com backs this up in a recent blog post, stating that, “With national unemployment rates below 4%, the war for talent is fierce and to get the right candidates in the right positions, your recruiting strategy can no longer be passive. To stay ahead of your competition, your organization needs to invest in building an authentic and compelling employer brand.”
To promote your employment brand, you first have to define it. According to Recruiting.com, your employment brand incorporates several different components—from company culture to employee engagement! So there are a wide variety of topics to choose from when deciding what to share when you invest in recruitment marketing. Here are a few great subjects to cover:
• Work environment
• Work culture
• Company values
• Company events
• Company rewards
• Employee benefits
• Hiring practices
• Company news and updates
Recruiting.com advices businesses to, “Focus on sharing information that will resonate most with your target candidates and differentiate you from your competitors. If you aren’t sure which information that is, take some time to research your target candidates. Ask your current employees what they enjoy most about working at your company, and find out what aspects of your employment brand most resonated with recent hires .”
At Strictly Business, we truly believe that Omaha is a wonderful place to live, WORK, and play. We are honored to partner with so many amazing employers, and we are proud to tell you a little bit about a few of them in this feature. Whether you have recently found yourself “between jobs” or you’re curious about pursuing a new passion, we encourage you to read through the following write-ups to learn about employment opportunities at some amazing local companies. In addition, if you are currently with a company that is looking to add people to y our team, please reach out to about participating in our next employment feature!
Contour Construction (www.contour-construct.com), a commercial carpentry business founded and owned by Kimberly Remmereid, employs individuals who are committed to quality, safety, working as a team, and building mutually rewarding and beneficial relationships with the team and customers. Employees are given advancement opportunities, competitive pay, and an excellent benefit package.
“I have worked for Contour since September 17, 2018. I remember that day very well because it’s the day I found my career and calling. Working for this company has been beyond incredible—the staff, the comradery, the family focus—it’s what I’ve always hoped for in an employer. I have been given opportunities to learn and grow in this work. Each one of us at Contour takes pride in what we do.” – Mark Armstrong
“I can’t say enough good things about Contour Construction. It’s hands down the most professional atmosphere I’ve ever worked in. Contour treats employees with the utmost respect and will do anything to help us out. The benefits package is amazing and there is plenty of opportunities to move up in the company. If you’re interested in a great carpentry career, come work at Contour. It’s the best decision I’ve ever made.” – Eric Lund
Contour Construction is currently looking for experienced carpenters to join their growing team. You can apply online at www.contour-construct.com.
We’re proud to be insurance nerds at FNIC (www.fnicgroup.com)! But why? Insurance is so boring. Not at FNIC, we are always learning something new and building meaningful relationships all while maintaining our work/life balance through a reduced work week and work from home options. We’re looking to the future and to make it another 100 years we need dedicated and motivated team members. FNIC was named one of the Best Places to Work in Omaha for 2022, and we’re hiring! Our current openings include account assistants, account managers, and sales executives. Learn more about FNIC and our career opportunities at www.fnicgroup.com/careers.
Since 1984 Stephen Center (stephencenter.org) has partnered with the community, families, and individuals to overcome homelessness, addiction, and mental health issues. They accomplish their mission through three distinct programs—HERO Addiction Recovery program offering inpatient and outpatient services, Pettigrew Emergency Shelter, and Permanent Supportive Housing apartments.
In addition to life-changing programs, Stephen Center has full-time and part-time career opportunities available for people who are passionate about affecting positive change in the world. Opportunities include: licensed co-occurring therapist, resident support specialist, donor relations intern, shelter support generalist, and kitchen assistant. Stephen Center promotes a diverse and equitable culture so all who are interested are encouraged to apply.
What makes Lutheran Family Services (www.lfsneb.org) unique is the passion that employees have for the work they do and the communities they serve. LFS has three primary areas of business focus:
• Adoption and Foster Care
• Behavioral Health
• Community Services & Refugee Resettlement
LFS has over over 300 employees, all of whom support the needs and work of these programs. It takes considerable expertise in the areas of human services, cultural competency, and emotional intelligence to support an organization with a mission that touches the lives of so many people.
LFS has been a state leader in adoption services for 130 years. LFS provides counseling services and support to expectant parents related to pregnancy and support resources.
LFS is also a leader in the field of Behavioral Health. LFS offers support to clients in the areas of Adult, Children, and Integrated Care.
In 2022, LFS helped meet the needs of the global community when over 600 families from Afghanistan made their way to the Omaha area. LFS caseworkers were on-site at Eppley Airport to welcome these families, and to help settle them in the community.
LFS offers outstanding benefits:
• Competitive compensation
• 403(b) plan with a company match up to 5%
• Pay increases for obtaining behavior health licensures
• Competitive health, dental, and vision insurance plans
• Six weeks of paid parental leave
• Two to four weeks of paid vacation per year
• Paid sick leave and disability benefits
• Telecommuting for certain roles
• Paid Winter Break (LFS closes from December 24 -January 1)
• Four paid personal days per year
• Bereavement leave (to include pet bereavement)
To learn more about career opportunities at Lutheran Family Services of Nebraska, visit www.lfsneb.org/careers.
First Nebraska Credit Union (firstnebraska.org) is a local, member-owned, and not-for-profit Credit Union. We have five branches in the Omaha and Lincoln area, and are always looking for people who have a passion for helping people!
Our marketing department could write a lot of great things about us, but we thought the best way to tell you who we are was to hear it straight from our employees:
“This is the most inclusive and positive work environment I have ever worked in. Everyone is eager to offer their expertise and help in every situation. We have the best management team in the business. We are like a big family and that includes our members. I know almost every member that walks into my branch, and they are appreciative of the first standards service they receive.” – Nicco
“It feels good having a management team that makes sure you have the tools you need to succeed in your role, along with helping you advance when the opportunity presents itself! I’ve always felt like a valued employee at FNCU, and I’m happy working for a company that puts members and employees first.” – Heather
“Being new to the professional workforce, I am so grateful to have been accepted by my peers and appreciated for my knowledge and skills, while also being encouraged to grow and learn even more.” – Andy
You’ll find friendly people and competitive benefits at First Nebraska Credit Union! Visit firstnebraska.org/careers to apply!
Duet’s (duetne.org) roots date back to 1968 as the first community-based service provider for people with developmental and intellectual disabilities. Today, we support over 500 people with a person-centered focus through engaging programs immersed in the communities of Cass, Dodge, Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties.
Duet offers a unique opportunity that allows people to build a meaningful and impactful career while enjoying phenomenal benefits. The incredible package starts with 100% employer paid health insurance, which includes medical, dental, vision, prescription, life insurance, and short- and long-term disability. Duet boasts generous paid time off with 11 paid holidays and accruals for sick and vacation that are rolled over each year. Duet believes that professional development is a vital component for all employees’ job satisfaction and growth. Employees are paid while in training and tuition reimbursement is also available. Duet also invests in each employee’s retirement by contributing 10% of their wages into a pension plan.
Working at Duet is truly a rewarding nonprofit experience, and we are looking for people in all of the counties we serve to help us continue our mission to Develop, Unite, Empower, Together. To find a list of all our open positions, visit bit.ly/3AUsp3M. To learn more about the organization, visit duetne.org.
CFO Systems (www.cfosystemsllc.com) is a nationwide firm founded in 2004 to provide practical, experienced financial, human resources, and procurement leadership to small and middle-market organizations of all industries. Our vision is to be a collaborative partner who helps our clients grow to their full potential under a fractional, timeshare, and/or interim basis. Headquartered in Omaha and named on the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies for five years, we are a team of CFOs, controllers, accountants, finance, supply chain, and HR experts from coast to coast with directors in multiple locations with a significant presence in the Midwest.
CFO Systems Search & Staffing (CFOS3) was founded in 2019. With a local, regional, and national reach, CFOS3 offers opportunities in a diverse range of businesses, industries, and areas of accounting and finance. Our own background in Big 4 accounting firms, Fortune 500 corporations, and regional companies offers our clients and candidates distinct insights and expertise. Our services are built to suit your needs. At CFOS3, our selection methodology is detailed, personal, rigorous, and proven, and allows us to build lasting relationships that span careers and spur continued growth.
Greater Omaha Packing, Co. (GOP, greateromaha.com) processes 2,400 heads of the ‘nation’s finest, high-quality cattle daily, satisfying customers in retail, food service, and manufacturing. The company employs over 1400, most of whom operate in their main production facility in Omaha, and they are always looking for qualified personnel. There are a variety of career opportunities available for various skill sets.
GOP offers industry-leading pay and benefits. Some qualified employees earn up to $30/hour. With overtime, employees can earn more than $85,000 per year. The Fabrication and Harvest Departments are hiring, and the starting pay is $20.25/hour. Plus, there is $2,500-$5,000 sign-on bonuses and a $1,500 referral bonus for a critical job divided and paid in tranches. Greater Omaha also provides employees with excellent medical and dental insurance and a 401k retirement program.
At GOP, they want to take care of employees as a whole person and enable them to reach their full potential by promoting from within whenever possible. To support this effort, they offer a childcare assistance program where an employee can be reimbursed up to $9400 annually for related expenses through their local partnerships. They also offer programs for internal leadership and continuing education; GOP commits $250,000 annually to support ‘employees’ continuing education.
For more than 100 years, Greater Omaha Packing has been committed to building a diverse, inclusive team of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and international cultures. At GOP, you’ll find that women and minorities are vital members of the frontline leadership team. GOP employees practice different religions, speak various languages, and celebrate different cultures. The Human Resource Department provides fluent speakers in multiple languages—Spanish, French, Arabic, and Burmese—to meet the needs of everyone. They also have an interpreter who speaks two Afghan dialects, Pashto and Farsi, on staff.
If this progressive and supportive work environment interests you, visit greateromahajobs.com, call the employment hotline at (402) 506-6421, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Walk-in interviews are Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., at 3001 L St. (southwest gate).
Since its founding in 1991, FAMILY, Inc. (www.familyia.org) has been a family support leader in Pottawattamie County and across Iowa. In 2012, FAMILY earned the Iowa Family Support Credential (IFSC) and a dual credential from IFSC and Parents as Teachers in 2018. FAMILY was initiated under the umbrella of the Loess Hills Area Education Agency (AEA) to support parents with at-risk children birth through three years of age. With the assistance of the AEA, FAMILY, Inc. was established as an independent program and 501(c)(3) in 2007, enabling focus on supporting families of young children. In 2010, FAMILY was designated by the Iowa Department of Public Health as the Title V Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health (MCAH) grantee for Pottawattamie and Mills Counties, expanding the agency to include direct health care and outreach to children and families experiencing barriers to health care.
FAMILY values respect, teamwork, and empowerment in the workplace. They offer incredible benefits, including:
• Company pays 90% of employee’s individual health insurance and 99% of individual vision and dental
• Offers both medical and dependent care Flexible Spending Accounts
• Matches up to 6% of employee’s salary contribution to 403(b) fund
• Paid leave—new full-time non-exempt employees receive 192 hours (24 days) of paid leave in their first year and full-time exempt employees receive unlimited vacation time
• Paid holidays—New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, 4th of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and the Friday after Thanksgiving, Christmas Day, and all the working days between Christmas and New Years
• Flexibility to allow team members to balance their personal lives with their work responsibilities with some opportunities for remote working
FAMILY, Inc. has multiple positions available, including a maternal health social worker, parent educators, bilingual early childhood enrollment specialist, and more. View career opportunities at www.familyia.org/job-openings.
TR Construction (www.trconcreteconstructionomaha.com), founded by Todd Remmereid, is a full-service concrete contractor with more than 25 years of experience. With nine crews currently working on a variety of projects, TR Construction specializes in large-scale commercial concrete services, industrial, and structural concrete construction throughout the Omaha metro area.
Providing his employees with competitive wages, great benefits, and additional perks is only some of the ways Todd keeps his team happy. At the end of the day, Todd can attribute his company’s success to three simple things: the partnerships he has built and can count on, treating his employees with respect, and showing up for every job ready to work.
“We have great tenure with our employees and we continue to have the same talented and hardworking people come back year after year,” says Todd.
“I’m thankful for TR Construction for allowing me to continue to do the job that I do. I’m happy to come to work every day and be involved with this team of great people.” – Nick Blanchard, project manager at TR Construction.
TR employs a large group of construction professionals from ownership, office staff, project management, field supervision, and crews. The company is currently seeking construction project managers to join their team of professionals. You can learn more and apply online at www.trconcreteconstructionomaha.com.
Your money has above and beyond people — Union Bank & Trust (www.ubt.com) is not only recognized locally for this catchy (and truthful) campaign that resonates with its customers and employees, but is also nationally recognized for both its customer service and great culture. With a family-first culture, community focus, and genuine interest in the well-being of its employees, UBT is comprised of authentic, talented people who really care. From salaries and benefits to time off and wellness initiatives, our work environment keeps our employees engaged, challenged, and rewarded. Are you ready to join the UBT family and see for yourself that you belong here? Visit the Careers page at www.ubt.com/careers or email email@example.com. Equal Opportunity Employer. Member FDIC.
As a member of our Boys Town (boystown.org) team, you will have a unique role, both in the workplace and the community. No matter what your position is, you will contribute significantly to the care and treatment of those who turn to us for hope, healing, and a new beginning or a second chance.
At Boys Town, our most valuable asset is our employees. We are proud of their commitment to making the world a better place for children, families, patients, and communities. Our reputation as a national leader in child, family, and health care is due to the integrity and professional conduct of everyone who proudly can say, “I work at Boys Town.”
Now hiring for the following:
• Behavioral Health Specialists
• Case Managers
• Clinical Therapists
• Crisis Counselors
• Family Home Program
• Food Service Workers
• Patient Access Specialists
• Psychiatric Technicians
Learn more about career opportunities at Boys Town and how you can make a difference by going to jobs.boystown.org/boys-town or contact Tom Nimps, director of talent acquisition and human resources, at (531) 355-1785 / Tom.Nimps@boystown.org.
Every business is experiencing staffing shortages; and every job seeker is experiencing stress during the application process—we are your answer. DES Employment Group (desemploymentgroup.com) offers long-term employment solutions that benefit both businesses and employees. We work with our employees to make sure we find a position that aligns with their career goals—we are like their match.com for jobs.
Besides all the basic benefits that most employees should be earning, like healthcare, life insurance, and 401(k), DES also offers other learning and growth opportunities. We have implemented programs like tuition-matching, Rosetta Stone, gym memberships, discount punch-cards for local businesses, and advancement within the company. We also understand the importance of creating a platform for our employees to have a say in the future of the company that they work for, and that is why we created the Board of Advisors for our employees to participate on. We take the term “DES Fam” wholeheartedly, and look forward to team bonding events like our Summer BBQ or Holiday Parties.
Staffing is HOT. Now is the time. DES Employment Group is franchising and wants to expand our presence throughout the Midwest. Everyone is looking for work, and every business is looking for help…be your own boss and make an impact in your community! Our total investment is one of the lowest in the nation, and if you are a Veteran or a recruiting professional (of 4+ years) then you qualify for 20% off the initial franchise fee. Territories available for Omaha; Lincoln; Council Bluffs and Sioux City, IA; Sioux Falls, SD; and many more across the nation.
Stop by our office, 3318 N 108th St., to see how the magic works or give us a call to talk to our Franchise Director Katelyn Sethi at (402) 393-5700. More information can be found online at desemploymentgroup.com.