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Source: CLAAS news release

Omaha, NE - CLAAS was recently recognized by the Omaha Chamber of Commerce with the 2021 Business Excellence Award in Leadership. The award comes as part of an annual tradition recognizing area organizations in each of four categories: Leadership, Innovation, Philanthropy and Sustained Excellence. The Omaha Chamber of Commerce noted CLAAS' commitment to training and education as one of the primary reasons for its recognition.

"CLAAS is serious about solutions to the workforce shortage. Not only are they volunteer advisors with schools and educators, but they also serve volunteer roles on three professional coalitions all focusing on workforce issues," said the Greater Omaha Chamber.

CLAAS has partnered with Dream It Do It and P4K to offer programs to disadvantaged kids, teaching them real life work skills. The company also signed up for Legacy student interns - offering great jobs for bright students from disadvantaged areas in Omaha. But CLAAS' commitment to local youth doesn't end there - they also built a first-class training center for apprentices to learn and practice their skills. In both programs, CLAAS pays 100% of the tuition and books, as well as the apprentices while they're in school, labs and on-the-job training.

"As a long-term business resident of Nebraska, we couldn't be more thrilled to accept this award from the Greater Omaha Chamber," says Deb Franklin, Vice President of Human Resources for CLAAS North America. "We share the Chamber's mission of cultivating leadership and collaboration in our community and creating new opportunities for our region's workforce. We are grateful to be able to make an impact in our community through our commitment to creating new jobs and developing talent."

More than 70 companies were nominated for this year's awards, with just 25 businesses identified as award recipients. Winners of the award are recognized as trailblazers who go above and beyond every day, as stated by Greater Omaha Chamber.

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