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.

Individual WorkOne staff members in five other Indiana economic growth regions also won awards. There are 12 growth regions in the state. 
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