The High Price of Meat

By Chris Bowling – The Reader Nebraska missed an opportunity to protect its essential meatpacking workers, but 2021 brings new hope. The workers told stories of wet masks splotched with blood. One woman said she asked a supervisor to use the bathroom because she’d had her period. He wiped his hand through the blood of […]

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Climbing the career ladder for a brighter future

By Karlha Velásquez Rivas   (Omaha Jobs)    In December, El Perico held a Zoom Round Table discussion with an employment  counselor and several experts from different institutions. They discussed ways for the  Hispanic community to acquire the necessary skills to improve opportunities to find  jobs with livable wages.     Hope for adults  Alejandra Sinecio is senior program director of the National Able Network (NAN), an organization that helps with training and education in Douglas, Sarpy, and Washington counties. She spoke about helping adults find economic opportunities, focusing on low-income families, many of whom find it difficult to […]

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