We’re seeing some interesting trends in the workforce in this post-COVID world we’re living in now, especially when it comes to hiring. Though it is a time of recovery and rebuilding, with the U.S. unemployment rate lowering, companies are still having staffing challenges. Why does it seem so hard to find good people? Or keep good people? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job market is tightening. The number of quits or voluntary separations is rising. This increasing quit-rate level tells us that not only are employees leaving their existing jobs for better opportunities, but that employers must anticipate filling even more roles—some preemptively. It appears job openings are occurring faster than people entering the workforce or quitting current jobs (roberthalf.com). This creates what you can call a “candidate’s market”—kind of like how you’d define our current state as a seller’s market in terms of home buying. This surplus of open positions creates competition in the market, as there aren’t enough candidates to fill them. This gives candidates much more flexibility in their job selection. So, how does your company stand out?

According to an article on Recruiting.com, companies must define their employment brand. This can include tangible offerings for employees, such as wages, but intangible benefits go a long way as well. The article gives the following ways a company can retain their current employees and attract the best talent that’s out there:

• Identify what makes you different from other employers, especially your competitors.

• Talk to your employees. Look at exit interviews as well as onboarding feedback to find out what is keeping employees at your company and what’s driving them away. See how you can improve and what you should emphasize to candidates.

• Take a look at your current career site. Make sure it speaks to your brand and the types of employees you are searching for.

• Act quickly and differentiate your company, or your competition will beat you to it!

Employees are the lifeblood of companies—they are who you trust to carry out operations and present your product or service to your clients. It’s imperative to a company’s success to have the right people in the right seats, which is what makes hiring a stressful process. There is a lot of pressure to find and retain the best people for your brand, so you have to show the candidate pool why they should choose your company over another.

We know there are amazing companies here in Omaha to work for. They go the extra mile to ensure their employees are taken care of and feel valued. We also know there are some top-notch staffing companies here in the Metro, and we encourage our readers to take advantage of those resources instead of trying to navigate such a big decision by yourself. Companies and applications alike can utilize a staffing/recruiting company!

We also believe that it says a lot about a company when they are willing to invest in themselves in order to tell their story and reach their audience. Marketing like that may be more often associated with sales, but marketing is also important for recruiting and hiring. The following companies are passionate about being known as a great place to work in Omaha. Check out what they have to offer their employees when it comes to benefits, flexibility, company culture, training and professional development opportunities, and so much more. The next quarterly Employing Omaha feature will run in November 2021.


At McGill Restoration (mcgillrestoration.com/careers), they live by their culture! Dedication, honesty, hard work, knowledge, and loyalty are what makes their teams succeed. McGill Restoration has been named one of Inc. 5000 fastest growing companies for four consecutive years. They plan to grow exponentially in the coming years, and they could not do it without their excellent employee base. Aside from their culture, they also value development and training. McGill Restoration offers in-house training to their employees continuously and pride themselves on promoting from within whenever possible. They are constantly on the lookout for driven individuals who align with their values and yearn to advance themselves along with the company. Benefits that they offer include 401(k) with match, health, dental, and vision insurance, as well as company-paid life insurance and disability plans. Check out open positions at mcgillrestoration.com/careers.


Don’t worry, we’re not looking for tree experts. We’re looking for people with a passion to serve and a desire to be part of something bigger than themselves. Nestled in Nebraska City, NE, is Lied Lodge and Arbor Day Farm (arborday.org/careers)—where our mission truly comes to life. Here our purpose is to create genuine, impactful experiences through our story by providing service excellence for visitors to the Arbor Day Farm Tree Adventure and guests at Lied Lodge. Hotel Director of Sales, Housekeeping Manager, Assistant Director of Rooms, Front Desk Staff, Banquet Servers, Housekeeping, Tour Guides, Line Cooks, and many more all work in harmony to ensure an inspiring experience for all.

The Arbor Day Foundation offers an excellent work environment, an attractive benefits package, and the rewarding opportunity to work in a hospitality setting while also facilitating environmental stewardship. If this sounds like a great fit for your talents and interest, please apply online at arborday.org/careers.


Centris Federal Credit Union (www.centrisfcu.org/careers) is the place where everyone wants to work and belong. We know there are many employers to choose from, but what makes us different is our ability to work hard and have fun at the same time. Centris has been voted Best Credit Union in the Best of Omaha contest 11 years in a row. Our employees are given the opportunity to participate in various charitable causes and events throughout the year including eight hours of paid volunteer time as part of our Corporate Days of Service. In addition, we are committed to our employees’ health, well-being, and career objectives. Employees who work 20 hours or more per week are eligible for benefits. We offer a variety of benefits for our employees and their families, including:

  •  Health insurance with low deductibles and low co-insurance amounts
  •  Dental and vision insurance plans
  • $50,000 life insurance policy paid for by Centris
  • Flexible spending accounts—medical and dependent care
  • 401(k) with a company match up to 5%
  • Tuition reimbursement up to $5,250 annually for full-time employees
  • Paid time off
  • Employee assistance program
  • 10 company-paid holidays per year
  • Short-term and long-term disability insurance
  • Wellness program
  • Eight hours of paid volunteer time
  • Health Savings Account company match up to $100 per month

To learn more about jobs and core values at Centris Federal Credit Union, go online to www.centrisfcu.org/careers.


Today, FCC Environmental Services (fccenvironmental.com) is one of the world’s largest waste management and recycling companies with a presence in over 35 countries. FCC’s more than 60,000 employees worldwide interact with citizens on a daily basis and focus on constantly increasing sustainability. Their goal is to create socially integrated communities. You can be a part of this mission right here in Omaha. The company offers a competitive incentive package; medical, vision, and dental benefits; 401(k) matching; PTO; and an exceptional culture for career building. Current open positions include CDL drivers and technicians.

FCC Environmental Services is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic. More information on the company and job opportunities can be found by going to the Career Portal at fccenvironmental.com. Questions can be directed to (402) 281-0786 / omaha@fccenvironmental.com.


Make a difference…and a (great) living! The world needs problem solvers, planners, and builders. People who both dream and achieve. That’s what the people of Valmont® (valmont.com/careers) have always been.

Our employees make a global impact while enriching local communities. Plus, they receive competitive pay, excellent benefits, advancement opportunities, and personal and leadership development. For 75 years, we’ve improved life by creating vital infrastructure and advancing agricultural productivity.

  • We connect the world with 5G technology, beautify urban spaces in energy-efficient ways, make roads safer and help traffic move smoothly.
  • We enable power transfer from the source to users and help make power grids more resilient.
  • We engineer durable irrigation machines and connected crop management technology to maximize crop yields and optimize water and energy efficiency.
  • We provide coatings services that protect against corrosion and improve the life of steel and other metal products.

To find your path at Valmont®, visit valmont.com/careers.


When the first Agemark Senior Living community (www.agemark.com/careers) opened in the 1980s, the owners made one promise: to create a place where everyone felt like family. That’s still the promise today, for residents and employees. From chef-prepared meals at no cost each workday, great flexibility, and health, dental, and vision insurance to PTO (even for part-time employees), Agemark has amazing benefits for their staff! Whether you’re new to the field and wondering, “What is a CNA?” or a veteran in the field who loves what you do but asks yourself, “Are there better assisted living jobs near me?” reach out to Agemark where they’ve got some facts, figures, and encouragement for you. The future in senior care careers is going up, up, up!

From 2018 to 2021, Agemark Senior Living has been named one of the Great Places to Work in Aging Services by FORTUNE Magazine and the Great Place to Work Institute. Agemark has three CountryHouse communities in Lincoln, two in Omaha, and one in Council Bluffs. Another Agemark community is the The Meriwether in La Vista. To learn more about careers at Agemark, go to www.agemark.com/careers.


Make Work Life Better! At FNBO (www.fnbo.com/careers), we care about the wellbeing of our employees and their families. It’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package for both full and part time employees. We are also proud to offer many unique benefits, including a variety of remote, onsite, and hybrid locations, that we truly believe differentiate FNBO’s employee experience! Because banks are intertwined in people’s lives, integral to their communities, and have the resources to create change, FNBO is committed to intentionally and proactively creating pathways to success for historically underrepresented populations, regardless of, but not limited to, their age, race, color, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, religion, or military status.

FNBO is a force for good in the world. In every action taken, from a teller greeting a customer, to our leadership formulating the next step for our company, we strive to do the right thing. We are independent and family-owned, and focused on the long view, instead of the next quarter. It’s been the recipe to our success for over 160 years.

See how you, too, can contribute to FNBO’s belief of looking beyond ourselves and embracing a larger role in the world, here! Learn more online at www.fnbo.com/careers. EO | AA | Veteran | Disability Employer | Member FDIC.


Contour Construction (www.contour-construct.com), 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, 401(k), health care, dental insurance, vision insurance, referral bonus program, PTO, direct deposit, paid holidays, employee assistance program, short-term and long-term disability, and life insurance.

“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

To apply to work at Contour Construction, visit www.contour-construct.com or call (402) 238-2362!


Looking for a rewarding career? Join the National Safety Council – Nebraska Chapter (NSCN, www.SafeNebraska.org/DrEdInstructor) on their mission to save lives and prevent injuries. Through leadership, research, education, and advocacy, NSCN focuses on the areas where most unintentional injuries and deaths occur.

We are currently looking for Driver Education instructors. Potential Driver Ed instructors must complete an instructor course. Upcoming courses are scheduled for August 9 – September 20, 2021 and October 4 – November 15, 2021. The course consists of 36 hours of online training and six hours of behind-the-wheel (BTW) training and a full day of classroom. BTW training and class portion of the course is provided at SCC in Lincoln. NSCN offers a bonus upon completion of training and another bonus after three months.

National Safety Council offers competitive wages, but a career with NSCN is more than just a paycheck—it means joining a global effort to keep teens safe while on the road. NSCN is a nonprofit, public service organization. For nearly 100 years, NSCN has focused on keeping Nebraskans safe on the road, at work and at home. Join us in fulfilling our mission! For more information, contact Joe at jchavis@safenebraska.org or visit www.SafeNebraska.org/DrEdInstructor.


Omaha Track (omahatrack.com/careers), formerly named the Tie Yard of Omaha, opened for business with just three employees in 1983. During the nearly four decades since our humble beginning, we have experienced immense growth and now employ nearly 300 individuals. Our employees enjoy a wide variety of roles such as railroad material reclamation, material grading, material processing, marketing, material sales, and transportation, just to name a few. We are headquartered in Omaha, however, many of our employees work at satellite locations across the United States, or in the field supporting our customers and their nationwide supply chain.

We believe in a sustainable future and we have focused our primary business on the three R’s (reuse, recycle, and repurposing) of railroad materials. Through integration with our core business we have become the leading railroad material supplier and services contractor in North America. Additionally, Omaha Track offers services that include specialized heavy equipment custom builds, maintenance, repairs, rentals, and sales.

Honest, safety, and teamwork are three of our core values of which we were founded, and still define how we operate today. We offer continuous support and free resources for our employees to continue to grow and develop, as well as tuition reimbursement. One employee who has been employed with us for three years says, “I am a lifer. Omaha Track values me and treats me as though I am a member of their family and I know that is rare to find. I am so excited to grow with them!” In addition to the intangibles you receive as an employee, we also offer a 401(k) with a generous employer match, affordable health and welfare benefits, and paid time off. Choosing to join our team will be a decision you won’t regret. View our current job openings at omahatrack.com/careers.


First, who we are: Supportworks (www.supportworks.com/careers) is a home-service industry company comprising three brands: Foundation Supportworks designs and delivers a range of products to a worldwide network of foundation and concrete repair dealers. Hello Garage is a national garage renovation franchise. SolutionView develops software designed to improve the contractor-homeowner experience.

Now, what it’s like to work here: We have the energy and freedom of a startup—but with the stability of a multigenerational family company. In fact, we’ve been Certified Evergreen, signifying that we have the culture, financial strength and vision to thrive into the next century and beyond. In other words, we offer the best of both worlds to our employees. And though it is their unique diversity that is our greatest strength, all who work here share three things in common: They’re hungry, humble and smart. Sound like someone you know? Then we’d like to know them too.

To learn more about a career at Supportworks and view our current job openings, visit www.supportworks.com/careers or call/text (402) 885-6601.