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 learn more about the current process for handling claims here in a series of videos. People 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. When the centers reopen, we have developed a plan to address the safety of staff and customers. That plan can be found here. For statewide information related to COVID-19, go here. For a look at northeast Indiana employers still hiring in the midst of the pandemic, consult this list. For help in finding food assistance sites, consult this interactive map

WorkOne Northeast Advisers Chosen for Coaching Corps

March 19, 2019
Five employment training advisers with WorkOne Northeast are among 35 career coaches from across Indiana named to the first Skillful Indiana Governor’s Coaching Corps.
 
The program, a collaboration of Skillful Indiana and Gov. Eric Holcomb, is an eight-month training and leadership development initiative designed to support Indiana’s career coaching professionals so they can serve Indiana jobseekers more effectively in a changing economy. The coaching corps participants represent a diverse mix of organizations, including public workforce centers, adult education institutions, K-12 schools, and nonprofits.
 
WorkOne Northeast participants are: Michelle Garcia, representing career centers in DeKalb and Noble counties; Tammy Gibson, Allen County; Brianna James-Logan, Grant County; Jesus Rosario, Allen County, and Thomas Utnage, DeKalb County.
 
The five will receive more than 90 hours of training in leadership, coaching and technical skills; insight into work and economic trends; networking with high-achieving peers, and access to industry professionals, workforce experts and state leaders.  
 
“We are thrilled to have some of our WorkOne Northeast employment training advisers participate in this program,” said Northeast Indiana Works CEO Kathleen Randolph. “We look forward to not only their professional development but also the best practices they will share with others in our regional workforce system as we work to serve the people of northeast Indiana.”  
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