WorkOnes Open Walk-In Service
All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers are scheduled to open to walk-in customers beginning the week of July 6. Service is also available by appointment. (See story below.) Hours and days of operation at the centers can be found here. The centers will be closed July 3 in observance of the Fourth of July. People must continue to file for unemployment benefits online here. If you're having difficulty with your claim, here are the possible reasons. Staff at the centers are practicing extensive safety precautions and encouraging customers to also follow certain safety procedures. Because of the safety precautions, walk-in customer capacity will be limited.  We have developed a plan to address the safety of WorkOne Northeast staff and customers. That plan can be found here.

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WorkOnes Open to Walk-In Customers on July 6

June 30, 2020
All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers are scheduled to open to walk-in customers beginning the week of July 6, Northeast Indiana Works announced.
 
Since June 8, the centers have been open to the public only by appointment. That option will still be available.
 
Hours and days of operation at the centers can be found on Northeast Indiana Works’ website at https://www.neinworks.org/workone/locations-(1)
 
People must continue to file for unemployment benefits online at www.unemployment.in.gov.

Virtual Healthcare Job Fair Attracts 691 Registrants

April 23, 2020
Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast, in conjunction with the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), conducted a virtual healthcare job fair April 22.

The fair included five healthcare providers, was in response to the significant continuing demand for healthcare workers in northeast Indiana, and was an ideal platform for employee recruitment during a time of social distancing. On average, Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast, working with community partners, arrange 250 in-person job fairs a year.

Participating in the virtual healthcare job fair were Adams Memorial Hospital, Cameron Memorial Community Hospital, Indiana University Health, Marion General Hospital and Parkview Health. Also participating was 3rd Congressional District U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN.

The virtual fair drew 691 registrants, which was a record for virtual job fairs conducted in partnership with DWD. Of those, 256 attended the job fair. All registrants will receive a recording of the virtual fair.

DWD, WorkOne Northeast Host Live UI Facebook Presentation

April 10, 2020
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and WorkOne Northeast hosted a live Facebook presentation April 8 in which DWD discussed the latest available details on the federal stimulus package (CARES Act) and other topics associated with unemployment.

The hour-long program included information for self-employed individuals and contractors affected by COVID-19, as well as the most commonly asked unemployment questions DWD receives.

A recording of the live event can be accessed at facebook.com/workonenortheast or at facebook.com/indianadwd.

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WorkOne Northeast gave me a chance to start over in a new career, even at my age. Through education and training, I’m learning an in-demand trade as a CNC machinist at Greatbatch Medical and making a living wage at the same time. Thank you WorkOne for giving me the chance to show the world that old dogs can learn new tricks.
Rebecca Miller