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 Lincoln 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 they 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 advises 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 Lincoln 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 your team, please reach out to Strictly Business about participating in our next employment feature!

Sun Valley Lanes & Games is a world-renowned Family Entertainment Center, located one mile west of downtown. Built in 1977, the facility recently completed a $4.5 million expansion and renovation project that includes a large arcade, laser tag arena, Lucky Putt indoor minigolf course, sand volleyball courts with a new satellite bar, expanded bar and lounge area, and an outdoor beer garden with a covered patio, fire pits, and a 3,600-square foot artificial turf field that is used for cornhole and other yard games. Along with 32 modern bowling lanes, all equipped with HyperBowling, Sun Valley Lanes & Games really is Lincoln’s best place to “Meet, Eat, and Compete!”

With the expanded services, business is booming. Help us keep up! We are searching for bartenders with night and weekend availability. With our bartenders averaging over $30/hour, this position makes for a great part-time second job!

Applications can be submitted at www.sunvalleylanes.com/careers.

Commonwealth Electric Company of the Midwest was voted one of Lincoln’s Best Places to Work in 2022! As a leading electrical and low voltage contractor in the Midwest and Southwest, we are constantly striving to exceed the needs and expectations of our customers. We complete some of the largest and most complex projects in the industry, all while fostering a fun work environment where everyone has the opportunity to learn, grow, and advance their careers.
From field technicians to administrative staff, our people are our greatest asset here at Commonwealth Electric. Since the company’s inception in 1987, we have grown to employ over 1,000 individuals across our nine branch locations and are continuing to grow! Commonwealth Electric is always looking for individuals to join our team who are empowered, customer-focused, have strong character, and practice masterful work in their field. To see our open positions, please visit commonwealthelectric.com/careers.

We are proud to be 100% employee-owned company through our Employee Stock Ownership Plan. This plan has translated into higher levels of productivity, marketplace success, employee retention, and at its core, pride in being an owner.

Yankee Hill Brick is a trusted, local manufacturer of fine clay bricks. Our products
are specified on many award-winning projects. The combination of quality, color, and pristine finish makes Yankee Hill Brick an attractive choice for architects and design-build firms throughout the United States and even internationally.

We have a rich history of building the community up—literally brick by brick—since the company was founded in 1881. Though, our roots go even deeper than that, dating back to the first settlers who found themselves southwest of present-day Lincoln where we are still operating today.

As Yankee Hill Brick continues to grow, we are excited to invite more people to be a part of our legacy. Positions we are currently hiring for include:

Forklift Driver—Responsible for moving goods around warehouses or other industrial sites by using a forklift to unload deliveries from trucks and stack material for storage purposes throughout a warehouse and other industrial property.

Robot Operator—Responsible for overseeing the integral transition from wet brick to set brick by making sure that robots stack the individual bricks correctly.

Packaging Machine Operator—Responsible for keeping the packing line moving smoothly. Qualified candidates will run equipment including strappers, cable haulages, and monorails in a safe manner while ensuring needed supplies are loaded.

Burner Watchperson—Responsible for monitoring all functions of the kiln, drier, and transfer cars to ensure proper operation.

Work schedules comprise a 10-hour shift, including night shift, with weekend availability and overtime opportunities. Benefits include health/dental/vision/life insurance, paid time off, 401(k) and 401(k) matching, flexible schedule, tuition reimbursement, flexible spending account, and a health savings account. To learn more about a possible career with Yankee Hill Brick, visit www.yankeehillbrick.com/careers or call (402) 477-6663.

As the state’s quality award-winning senior care expert, nonprofit Tabitha empowers people to live joyfully, age gratefully. Supporting Nebraskans since 1886, Tabitha employs nearly 1,000 team members, offering results-driven rehabilitation, accessible at-home home health care, innovative living communities, resourceful serious illness support and compassionate hospice services.

Tabitha’s newest senior living community, Tabitha at Prairie Commons in Grand Island, is opening in late 2022 and seeks a dedicated team to exhibit Tabitha’s Core Values of Care, Connection and Collaboration. Additionally, weekend employees are needed at Tabitha Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Lincoln as part of the just-introduced Weekend Only program. Premium wages and sign-on bonuses are offered to qualifying Registered Nurses (RNs), Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), Certified Nursing Assistants (CNAs) and Med Aide candidates.

A top finalist in the 2022 Lincoln’s Choice Awards for “Best Work Environment,” Tabitha offers a wide range of rewarding careers in compassion and opportunities for advancement and growth. A career at Tabitha includes variety, flexibility, competitive benefits, and—most importantly—work with a purpose. Learn more and view current job listings at tabitha.org/careers.

Your money has above and beyond people — Union Bank & Trust 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 careers@ubt.com. Equal Opportunity Employer. Member FDIC.

ServiceMaster Professional Building Maintenance (ServiceMaster PBM) employs professional cleaners, floor technicians, and certified sanitation technicians who are trained, certified, screened, and tested to ensure top-quality service for our customers. As ServiceMaster is growing and expanding our services, we are always looking to add to our team! We have full-time and part-time day and evening shifts available.

ServiceMaster PBM now offers new and updated pay rates for all positions. We are a locally owned and managed company that offers great perks and benefits such as flexible scheduling, onsite training, employee bonuses, hiring bonuses, employee incentives, recognition, referral programs, and opportunities for tremendous growth. We are one of the few in the industry to offer paid time off! All ServiceMaster employees are eligible for bonuses, PTO, and paid holidays. Please call (402) 476-2194 or visit www.smpbm.com for more information on current employment opportunities available or for a free quote on janitorial services for your office.

Besides offering the best fence and netting design and installation services in town, Empire Netting and Fence is an amazing place to work. Matt Warner, owner of Empire, is committed to making the work experience an environment where each person can use their God-given talents and strengths to contribute to the team. Developing culture begins with building a strong company purpose, in which each member of the team is valued and not limited to how far they move up within the company.

Empire Netting and Fence is always looking for individuals who are highly motivated. Currently, they are hiring for all positions—entry-level field positions, project management, residential and commercial fence installers, equipment operators, and welders—and these are for both local and travel crews. The installation team is the “front line” of Empire’s mission to provide quality fence and netting installations and build relationships that last a lifetime. The main requirements are a positive attitude and the ability to work well in a team environment. Offering competitive compensation plans including 401K, health, dental, and life insurance, Empire has an entrepreneurial environment where hard work and ambition
are rewarded with promotion and opportunities.

Empire Netting and Fence has grown nationwide as a go-to company for sports netting and field construction. Whether it is baseball, softball, soccer, or golf; indoor or outdoor; little league or major league; Empire is the company for you! Empire services the Lincoln, Omaha, and surrounding areas in residential and commercial fence installations. Also servicing nationwide for commercial fencing and netting. For questions about career opportunities, call (402) 682-7658 or email them at info@empire-fence.com. For more information about the company, visit empire-fence.com.

Wireless World is your local Verizon Authorized Retailer located at 1535 N. 86th Street, across from HyVee. Our mission is to improve guest lives while striving to be your #1 wireless retailer. Wireless World truly loves interacting with and finding solutions for our customers. For consumers and businesses, we have become highly sought after and are grateful for the positive (and negative) feedback. We are a family, and we learn, grow, and develop together!

Wireless World offers benefits for you and your family with our employee medical, vision, dental, life, and short-term disability insurance options plus flex reimbursement accounts. We provide Paid Time Off and a 401K to prepare you for the unknown future. Friendly competitions create fun and keep our team focused on the goal. Text “MYWORLD” to (605) 800-3703 to start your application today. Learn more at wirelessworld.com.