Holiday Closing
Northeast Indiana Works and all WorkOne Northeast career centers will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.

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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.


Huntington University Begins Teaching WorkOne Workshops

March 10, 2017
Huntington University faculty and staff have begun teaching free job search and career readiness workshops at the WorkOne Northeast career center at the Huntington County Community Learning Center, 2201 N. Jefferson St., Huntington.
 
The arrangement is the first of its kind in the 11-county WorkOne Northeast system, where the workshops are typically taught by WorkOne staff.
 
“We are excited to partner with Huntington University in this effort,” said Edmond C. O’Neal III, president of Northeast Indiana Works, which oversees the region’s WorkOne centers. “To have an acclaimed education and community partner deliver the workshops is a win-win situation. Huntington University brings teaching expertise and community familiarity to the workshops. In turn, the community will have the opportunity to develop a closer relationship with a fine academic institution.”
 
Huntington University will be teaching 18 workshops. Among them: career exploration, computer basics, cover letters, interviewing with confidence, Microsoft Excel and Word, resume development, and secrets of job applications.

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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