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.

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.

Participating healthcare providers discussed selected job opportunities, which included positions at all levels, how to apply for those jobs, and answered questions from jobseekers.

“Even before the COVID-19 pandemic put considerable pressures on northeast Indiana’s healthcare providers, the industry had numerous open positions at all levels,” said Rick Farrant, director of communications for Northeast Indiana Works. “The virtual job fair, especially in light of virus-related restrictions, was a perfect way to address the industry’s needs, and DWD was a stellar partner in helping set up and carry out the event.”
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