WorkOnes Closed
All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers are closed to the public indefinitely. The action is designed to protect WorkOne customers, staff members, their families and the community at large as the region and nation tackle COVID-19.  People must file for unemployment benefits online by computer, tablet or smartphone here and can search for jobs online here. Selected jobs will also be posted on the WorkOne Northeast Facebook page. People will be able to contact by phone WorkOne staff and leave a voicemail message. Because of the high volume of calls, return calls may take longer than usual. We apologize for any inconvenience. Career center numbers can be found here. For statewide information related to COVID-19, go here. For employers planning large layoffs (50 or more), please visit here. For a look at some companies that are hiring in the midst of the virus outbreak, go here

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One-Stop Operator RFP Issued by Northeast Indiana Works

February 24, 2020
Northeast Indiana Works has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for qualified entities to serve as the One-Stop Operator in accordance with the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act of 2014 (WIOA).

The role will require the ability to create collaborative agreements, strategies and executable implementation among WIOA’s required partners, including but not limited to: WIOA, Wagner-Peyser, Adult Education, Vocational Rehabilitation, and Career and Technical Education.

NEINW expects the full integration and coordination of the required and locally identified One-Stop career center partners, with the RFP seeking to engage an entity to serve as the coordinator of such activities.

The RFP deadline is noon March 27. The RFP can be accessed here. A budget worksheet can be found here.

8 Graduate from Building Futures, Acquire Skills

January 27, 2020
Eight people graduated from a Building Futures pre-apprenticeship program in January.

Building Futures is a 22-day program that helps participants acquire skills in the building trades and gives them an opportunity to earn several certifications. The program is made possible through a partnership between the Northeast Indiana Building & Construction Trades Council, Northeast Indiana Works and Ivy Tech Community College.

Graduating were Ernijah Auguste, Nicholas Bolin, Darell Davis, Troy Ditaway, David Myers, Santario Simpson, Maurice Taylor and Gary Wilkerson.

Northeast Indiana Works Gets Award for TAA Services

November 12, 2019
Northeast Indiana Works was recently named Region of the Year by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) for providing excellent Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) services. 

The TAA program provides various kinds of assistance to workers who have been adversely affected by foreign trade. The assistance can include training, income support, job search guidance, and a relocation allowance.

Northeast Indiana Works oversees WorkOne Northeast career centers in Economic Growth Region 3. During program year 2018-2019, Region 3 served more than 327 TAA-eligible participants across northeast Indiana.

In addition, Region 3 posted the highest successful training completion rate at 91 percent.

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In the midst of layoffs, some region companies still seeking workers

Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast are working with more than 50 employers who are trying to fill jobs, amid thousands of workers being sidelined by the coronavirus pandemic. Read the full story here.

State Unemployment Stays at 3.1%; Remains Below National Rate

Indiana’s unemployment rate remained at 3.1 percent for February and was lower than the national rate of 3.5 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force.  Read the full story here.

Gatman Named Executive Director of Noble County Economic Development

Gary Gatman, a longtime regional workforce development executive and formerly a vice president at Northeast Indiana Works, has been named executive director of the Noble County Economic Development Corporation.  Read the full story here

WorkOne Helps Bosnia Native Earn HSE, Medical Assistant Certification

Ramiza Rizvic of Fort Wayne, a native of Bosnia, earned her High School Equivalency (HSE) and clinical medical assistant certification with the help of WorkOne. Read the full story here.

$125,000 Grant Will Help Increase Educational Attainment

Northeast Indiana has been designated a Talent Hub by Lumina Foundation in partnership with The Kresge Foundation and will receive a $125,000 grant to support local efforts to increase educational attainment. Read the full story here. 

Region's Per Capital Income Grows; Still Lags National Average

Per capita personal income in northeast Indiana’s 11 counties continues to grow at a faster rate over recent years, but growth in 2018 lagged behind the nation, according to numbers released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis. Read the full story here.
After successfully completing assessments, WorkOne Northeast gave me the financial support necessary to obtain my Commercial Driver’s License. I now own my own rig and I went from a $10-an-hour job to one paying $52,000 a year, allowing me to better support my family. Without WorkOne, I don’t know where I’d be.
Michael Eagans