Holiday Closings
Northeast Indiana Works and all WorkOne Northeast career centers will be closed Jan. 21 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.


Center, Specialists Receive American Legion Honors

July 20, 2016
A regional WorkOne Northeast career center and two veterans services specialists recently won statewide awards presented by the American Legion.

The DeKalb County WorkOne Northeast career center in Auburn was given the 2016 Employment Service Local Office Award, Remona Kamer of the DeKalb office received the 2016 Local Veterans Employment Representative (LVER) Award and Ronda Gilbert of the Grant County WorkOne Northeast career center received the 2016 Disabled Veterans Outreach Program (DVOP) Specialist Award.

The local statewide winners will now be considered for national American Legion recognition.

UTEC Employees Certified for Trade Adjustment Assistance

June 29, 2016
The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) recently certified that workers who have been or may become totally or partially separated from United Technologies Electronic Controls (UTEC) in Huntington, including on-site workers from Aerotek, Kelly Services and Robert Half from Huntington, are eligible to receive services under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. The federal ruling applies to workers employed at UTEC between April 19, 2015 and June 20, 2018.

The TAA program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country. It provides benefits to help unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. In addition, weekly trade re-adjustment allowances may be payable to eligible workers following the exhaustion of unemployment insurance benefits. Workers may also be eligible for a variety of reemployment services, job search and relocation allowances, health insurance premium assistance through the Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC), and training. Workers 50 or older may be eligible for Reemployment Trade Adjustment Assistance (RTAA), a wage subsidy of 50 percent of the difference between their new salary and old salary, up to $10,000.

UTEC announced in February that it plans to move its manufacturing operations to a new facility in Mexico, resulting in the displacement of 700 workers. The company’s headquarters, engineering and product marketing operations will remain in Huntington.

Gatman Receives Statewide Award for CTE Initiatives

June 23, 2016
Gary Gatman, executive vice president of strategic initiatives for Northeast Indiana Works, recently received the Meredith Thompson Statewide Service to CTE Award presented by the Indiana Association of Career & Technical Education (CTE) Districts.
Gatman was nominated for the honor by northeast Indiana’s five CTE districts.
The award is given in recognition of a person’s exemplary support of CTE initiatives in Indiana. Gatman has played a significant role in helping develop and facilitate strategies designed to enhance career pathways related to manufacturing and skilled trades careers.

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