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

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One-Stop Operator RFP Issued; Submission Deadline May 19

May 2, 2017
Northeast Indiana Works is requesting proposals for qualified entities to serve as a one-stop operator related to WorkOne Northeast’s career centers and WIOA-related services.
 
Deadline for submissions is noon on May 19.
 
The one-stop operator will coordinate service delivery of participating one-stop partners. That includes establishing linkages between all one-stop partners to review mission and value alignment; facilitate conversations on data sharing and performance tracking between partners; and working with Northeast Indiana Works staff to conduct meetings with stakeholders to negotiate service delivery commitments.
 
A one-stop operator can be a single entity or multiple entities working together; a public, private, for-profit or non-profit organization; an institution of higher education; a government agency; or a community-based, non-profit organization or intermediary.
 
More details about the Request for Proposal (RFP) can be found here.  Questions must be submitted via email to eoneal@neinworks.org. Type INQUIRY: OSO in the subject line. Responses are posted here

Veterans 1st Hiring Event Planned for May 4 at IPFW

April 26, 2017

At least 60 businesses, employment agencies and service organizations will be on hand for the fourth annual Veterans 1st Hiring Event May 4 at the IPFW International Ballroom.

The event will be from 9 a.m. to noon for veterans, spouses and employable dependents; noon to 2 p.m. for veterans and the general public. This is the first year the event has been opened to the general public.

Industries represented at the event will include distribution, government, health care, manufacturing, social services, retail, and utilities. Representatives of several colleges will also attend.

Volunteers with the Northeast Indiana Human Resources Association will be available to provide resume assistance.


Northeast Indiana Company, Individual Receive Awards

April 13, 2017
Triton Metal Products and Scott Lawson of Marion were two of 22 recipients who recently received an employer award and an individual award, respectively, from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Both recipients were nominated for the awards by their WorkOne Northeast career centers.
 

Triton Metal Products received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.

Triton Metal Products, a division of Industrial Steering Products, has developed a broad range of manufacturing, engineering and fabrication knowledge. It serves several industries, including automotive, heavy truck, agriculture, construction, medical, aerospace and more.

The Hamilton-based company utilizes Indiana Career Connect to recruit talent for all open positions, ranging from general labor to management. Triton Metal Products also hosts job fairs in four WorkOne career centers. The company has taken advantage of Skill Up training for its incumbent workers in the maintenance program, with additional opportunities in welding and CNC in the near future. Triton Metal Products also has taken advantage of On-The-Job Training (OJT) subsidies for 16 WorkOne customers throughout the past five years.

Scott Lawson received a WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for himself.


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"Because failure is not an option, Busche enlisted the assistance of Northeast Indiana Works in helping arrange customized training for our workers in CNC machining and industrial maintenance. Northeast Indiana Works was open to new ideas in the development of the training. Now, Busche employees who participated in the training have the opportunity to receive pay increases along with promotions for the enhanced skills and abilities they have achieved."
Lori Busche, HR Manager, Busche Inc.