We provide a number of services designed to help employers fill their workforces with skilled, job-ready employees.
Customized Recruitment Services
Through WorkOne Northeast, we help employers find suitable candidates by:
- Assisting them in using IndianaCareerConnect.com
- Providing free pre-employment screening of candidates for skills, education, knowledge and employment history using a variety of tools, including WorkKeys and Prove It!
- Conducting hiring events that draw potential employees from throughout the region
On-the-Job Training (OJT) is available for eligible new hires who are residents of northeast Indiana. WorkOne Northeast will pay up to 50 percent of the new hire’s wages for a specified time and assist employers through the OJT process, including helping with the recruitment of employees and the development of training plans. Click here for more information about On-the-Job Training
Skill-Link is a Northeast Indiana Works program that offers certification-based training tailored to employers’ specific skill needs. Employers select high-potential employees for the training, which promotes talent retention, career pathway development, and in many cases leads to promotions and pay increases. WorkOne Northeast assists employers in filling positions left open by the promotion of employees who complete Skill-Link training. Click here for more information about Skill-Link
Displaced Worker Assistance
WorkOne Northeast provides free, timely job search and training help for workers displaced by layoffs. Services include:
- Assistance in looking for work
- Help with interviewing skills
- Skills training workshops and other training opportunities
WorkOne Northeast career centers offer a number of free workshops
that may be beneficial to some employees, including:
- Computer basics
- Microsoft Word and Excel
- Introduction to the internet
Northeast Indiana Works assists in the development of career pathways for high-wage, in-demand jobs by helping develop and/or facilitate partnerships between education providers and employers.
These alignment initiatives focusing on specific industry sectors help fuel pursuit of the region’s Big Goal
: Increasing the percentage of northeast Indiana residents with a high-quality degree or credential to 60 percent by 2025.
One of the regionwide sector partnership initiatives is the MADEBYME
campaign, which is aimed at increasing awareness of careers in advanced manufacturing. Northeast Indiana Works has also helped facilitate county-based sector partnerships in Allen, Adams, Grant and Noble counties. These partnerships include the Adams-Wells Manufacturing Alliance
, Grant's Got Talent
, the Gateway Coalition in Allen County, and the Noble County Manufacturing & Education Alliance.
Labor Market Research
Northeast Indiana Works and its partners, including the Community Research Institute
at IPFW, conduct timely regional labor market research to help jobseekers make critical career decisions and employers to develop business strategies.
Customized labor market research is also conducted for economic development organizations in northeast Indiana to assist them in attracting and retaining talent and businesses. Access to statewide labor market information is also available.
Work Opportunity Tax Credit
The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)
is a federal tax credit for private, for-profit employers. It is intended to encourage hiring jobseekers who traditionally have difficulty finding employment, such as some Hoosier veterans groups, individuals who have utilized welfare programs, ex-felons, disabled individuals, and certain groups of Hoosier youth.
WorkOne Northeast assists employers in completing applications for WOTC, which are available for eligible new employees who work at least 120 days after being hired.
To learn more about all of these programs, contact a business service representative at the WorkOne Northeast career center
in your area.