Do Space bridging technology gap with free services for students, job seekers

Celebrating five years in Omaha
Posted at 6:23 PM, Nov 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-06 19:23:27-05

OMAHA, Neb. — Nebraska has the lowest unemployment rate in the country, but many are still looking for work. Do Space in Omaha has been helping individuals assimilate to a more virtual world with resume and interview help, along with online school help for students.

"Everything in the building is free. The only thing we ever charge for is printing and then if you use the 3D lab we just ask that you use your own materials," Do Space community technologist Ali Higgins said.

At Do Space students have internet, a place to connect and do their school work. Adults have a place to conduct virtual meetings or virtual job interviews.

"We just launched a virtual job interview lab so you can come in here and do a job interview on Zoom in your own dedicated space," Rebecca Stavick, CEO of Community Information Trust which runs Do Space, said.

Although Nebraska's unemployment rate is actually the lowest in the country, there are still those in need of work. And how the hiring process is now being conducted has completely changed.

"Adults need to find jobs, which is all electronic these days,"Higgins said.

So as Do Space celebrates five years in Omaha, they also celebrate their importance in the community – providing a free technology library as everything moves online.