Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board

A Proud Partner of the American Job Center Network

Through participation on the Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board, leaders from business, economic development, education, organized labor and community organizations provide oversight of employment and training programs in Lancaster and Saunders counties. The Board is responsible for planning how to use Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) federal funds to positively impact employer and worker prosperity. The planning area is both local (Lancaster and Saunders counties) and regional, specifically the Southeast regional area designated by the Governor as Lancaster, Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Johnson, Nemaha, Otoe, Pawnee, Richardson, Saline, Seward, Thayer, and York counties.

Members are appointed by the Mayor of Lincoln with the majority representing the business sector. Members serve three year terms with possible re-appointment. If you'd like to be nominated to the Board, email or call 402-441-7117 for more information. The responsibilities of the Board include:

  • Developing the Greater Lincoln local and regional Workforce Plan for the use of WIOA funds
  • Overseeing the operation of the American Job Center
  • Scanning the community for unmet employment and training needs, and convening the appropriate partners to develop solutions
  • Fostering the close relationship between education, workforce development, and economic development in maintaining and growing our economy
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  • The Southeast Region and Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Area Plan for July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2021 has been prepared in compliance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA). The plan focuses on maximizing community resources to meet the needs of local and regional employers and job seekers. The plan was submitted to the Nebraska Department of Labor on June 16, 2017. The plan is in three separate files:
  • Any written comments should be mailed to: Carol Swigart, Chairperson of the Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board, City of Lincoln, 555 S. 10th Street, Suite 301, Lincoln, NE 68508 or emailed to Jan Norlander-Jensen, Workforce Administrator.
Meeting Dates and Locations
2017
January 26, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Southeast Community College
8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE
Room V 104
Thursday, 8:30 am
February 28, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
Tuesday, 8:30 am
April 11, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Executive Committee
Southeast Community College, Room 304
301 S. 68th Street Place, Lincoln, NE
Tuesday, 1:30 pm
May 2, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
Tuesday, 8:30 am
May 10, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Executive Committee
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
Wednesday, 2:00 pm
June 6, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Executive Committee
City Purchasing Office
440 S. 8th Street, Lincoln, NE
Lower Level Conference Room
Tuesday, 1:30 pm
June 28, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Southeast Community College
Room V-107/109
8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE
Wednesday, 9:00 am
August 29, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Location to be determined
Tuesday, time to be determined
October 26, 2017
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Location to be determined
Thursday, time to be determined
2016
January 26, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
The Career Academy
8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE
Meeting Room 200
9:00 am
March 29, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am
May 4, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board -- Executive Committee
County-City Building, Room 215
555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE 68508
May 17, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Southeast Community College
Room V-103/104
8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am
June 1, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board -- Executive Committee
Vocational Rehab
3901 N. 27th Street, Lincoln, NE 68521
10:00 am
August 23, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board -- Executive Committee
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1st Floor Glass Conf. Rm.
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
2:30 pm
August 30, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am
October 18, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am
December 1, 2016
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board -- Executive Committee
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications, 1st Floor Glass Conf. Rm.
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
2:30 pm
2015
May 19, 2015
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am to 10:30 am
June 23, 2015
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Southeast Community College
8800 O Street, Lincoln, NE
Rooms V-103 & V-104
9:00 am to 10:30 am
August 19, 2015
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board - Executive Committee
County-City Building
555 S. 10th Street, Lincoln, NE
Meeting Room 210
10:00 am
August 25, 2015
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am
October 27, 2015
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
9:00 am
December 15, 2015
Greater Lincoln Workforce Development Board - Executive Committee
Nebraska Educational Telecommunications
1800 N. 33rd Street, Lincoln, NE
8:30 am
Meeting Materials

[Minutes posted in DRAFT status are not approved and are subject to revision.

Call 402-441-7117 or email for further information about GLWD Board meetings.

Related Links

Heartland Workforce Solutions
Douglas, Washington, and Sarpy Counties, including metro Omaha
Greater Nebraska Workforce Board
Nebraska's 88 rural counties
Nebraska Department of Labor
- Find a Job
- File for Unemployment
- Hire a Worker
- Get Local Labor Market Statistics
LPED
Lincoln Partnership for Economic Development

Required Documentation

One Stop System Operator Contract
for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
WIOA Youth Provider Agreement
for July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017
Youth Provider Review
for the 2015 WIOA Program Year
WIOA Common Measures - Greater Lincoln
PY 2015 4th Quarter Cumulative Summary Report

Resource Materials

Seward Saunders Comparisons
Presented at 6-23-2015 Board Meeting
WIOA Board
Appointment Opportunity
Past Workforce Board Meetings
Workforce Investment Board - 2011 - 2015
Workforce Development Boards - the Opportunities and Challenges of WIOA
-- by Bob Knight, ResCare Workforce Solutions

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