SBDC helps aspiring entrepreneurs

Here’s a resource that could be helpful to anyone who owns a business, or who is looking to start their own business.  SBDCNet is described as a “National Information Clearinghouse serving the Small Business Development Center network and America’s small business community.”The website includes market research reports, tips on how to start various types of […]

Periodic review of occupational licensing laws discussed

The Nebraska Legislature discussed a bill this week that could make it easier for people with a criminal history to obtain a professional license in the state.As introduced by Sen. Laura Ebke of Crete, LB299 would create a legislative office responsible for reviewing proposed legislation that would enact or modify occupational licensing regulations to ensure that they […]

Licensing laws block many ex-felons from employment

Stable, remunerative, employment is one key factor that helps people leaving prison from re-offending. Yet many people, including registered sex offenders, are prevented from certain jobs due to state laws that prevent ex-felons from obtaining occupational licenses.Eric Boehm writes about the topic in a report for Reason, including how some legislators and organizations are working […]

Podcast explores job security for ex-felons and registered sex offenders

The latest Solitary Nation podcast explores the vexing problem ex-felons — especially registered sex offenders — have finding steady employment.Host, Matt Duhamel talks with Carolyn Esparza about his horrific experience with a Pacific Northwest employer over his criminal record from 10 years ago. Moving from Utah to Washington to take a full-time position with the […]

Committee hears testimony on "ban-the-box" bill

The Nebraska Legislature’s Business and Labor Committee heard testimony Monday on legislation (LB 420) that would remove criminal history check boxes from private employment applications. State Sen. John McCollister of Omaha explained that Legislative Bill 420 would prevent employers from requiring disclosure of criminal history on the application only. During the interview process, employers would be […]

Work-From-Home Employment Opportunity

Registered Citizens have an employment opportunity with a company called HomePro. The company provides at-home telemarketing reps to do mostly survey work. It’s not a difficult job, and it can be a stepping stone to better opportunities, as it is generally easier to find a job if you already have a job.  The company began […]

Are You Looking for Reliable Employees?

Are you an employer seeking reliable employees? There is a massive pool of talent available among Nebraska’s Registered Citizens, who have difficulty finding jobs. The irony is that Registered Citizens, when they do find work, tend to be exceptionally good employees — productive, industrious and responsible.If you would like Nebraskans Unafraid to refer job-seekers to […]