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All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers are open to walk-in customers. Service is also available by appointment. Hours and days of operation at the centers can be found here.  In complying with Gov. Eric Holcomb's recent directive, visitors to the centers eight years old and older must wear masks. People must continue to file for unemployment benefits online here. If you're having difficulty with your claim, here are the possible reasons. We developed a plan to address the safety of WorkOne Northeast staff and customers. That plan can be found here.

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Northeast Indiana Works Gets $2.1 Million for Training

July 23, 2020
Northeast Indiana Works has received $2.1 million in CARES Act funding from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to support training under the Workforce Ready Grant (WRG) and Employment Training Grant (ETG) programs.
 
“This is a great opportunity for the region’s employers and for individuals interested in enhancing their skills, especially as the economy begins to open up,” said Northeast Indiana Works President Edmond O’Neal. “The demand for skilled workers has never been greater and it has never been easier to access training.”
 
Employers and individuals interested in participating in the programs should email trainingfunds@neinworks.org and provide a phone number. Individuals should also provide the name of the county where they live. Employers should provide the name of the county where their business is located.
 
Under the terms of the funding, the training must begin before the end of 2020.
 
The WRG for individuals pays for all tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates at any eligible training provider. The training must be in these high-growth fields: advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health and life sciences, IT and business services, and transportation and logistics. Under the ETG, employers are reimbursed for training of new or existing workers in the same fields, as well as agriculture. Companies that produce Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) may also qualify. Employers customize the ETG training to their needs, it can be outsourced or in-house, and the minimum curriculum must be 40 hours.

Northeast Indiana Works Seeks RFQs for Outreach Work

July 16, 2020
Northeast Indiana Works is seeking Request for Quotes (RFQ) to promote initiatives offering training and/or educational opportunities for employers’ workers and adults at large, as well as to create awareness of training and/or educational opportunities for middle and high school students. 

Questions related to the RFQ will be accepted in writing when submitted to Rick Farrant at rfarrant@neinworks.org. Proposals should be submitted no later than July 23, 2020. A PDF version of your proposal should be submitted to Lori Rice at lrice@neinworks.org.

The RFQ can be found here.

WorkOne Northeast Centers Open to Walk-In Customers

June 30, 2020
All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers have opened to walk-in customers, Northeast Indiana Works announced.
 
Since June 8, the centers had 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.

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Feds OK Reimbursement to State for Extension of Unemployment Benefits

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Returning to college at 38 years old for career advancement was a great challenge, but WorkOne Northeast not only helped with grants for tuition and books, they also helped me hone my interview skills and aided in developing an effective resume. Today, thanks to WorkOne, I am a Registered Nurse and clinical specialist for Parkview Physicians Group.
Tina Hamrick