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Brenda Gerber Vincent of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. appears on Opportunity Knocks and talks about new initiatives focusing on leadership and entrepreneurship. Watch the segment here.

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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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Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Assumes Leadership of MadeByMe

Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is taking ownership of an initiative developed by Northeast Indiana Works that encourages young people to pursue careers in the skilled trades, officials announced. As part of the change in leadership, the Gateway Coalition, an Allen County alliance of educators and business leaders, is being renamed the MadeByMe Coalition. Read the full story here.

Indiana's JAG Program Wins National Honor for Exceeding Goals

Indiana's Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program continues to shine as a national leader among its peers, earning a prestigious award for the fifth consecutive year. Fifteen of the state's 139 JAG programs are in northeast Indiana. Read the full story here.

Governor Designates Northeast Indiana 21st Century Talent Region

Northeast Indiana is officially designated as the inaugural 21st Century Talent Region by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb. At the Regional Chamber of Northeast Indiana’s annual meeting June 20, Gov. Holcomb, together with Indiana Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo and Indiana Economic Development Corporation President Elaine Bedel, presented the region with its official 21st Century Talent Region designation. Read the full story here.

State unemployment stays at 3.6%; same as the national rate

Indiana's unemployment rate remained at 3.6 percent in May and is on par with the national rate. The state's labor force participation rate, meanwhile, is higher than the national rate. Read the full story here.

Northeast Indiana Population Grows; DeKalb, Whitley, Allen Top List

Northeast Indiana’s population is growing, according to statistics released by the U.S. Census Bureau. In 2018, Northeast Indiana’s regional population grew by nearly 5,000 people. The three counties that experienced the highest growth rate were DeKalb, Whitley and Allen, respectively. Read the full story here.

"Make It Your Own" Debuts as New Brand for Region Talent Attraction

“Make It Your Own” is northeast Indiana’s new brand to attract talent ages 21–45 to live and work in the 11-county region. Unveiled by the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership and developed through a six-month process guided by focus groups and perception surveys, Make It Your Own is designed for businesses to use in their talent recruitment efforts. Read the full story here.

With the help of Northeast Indiana Works, WorkOne Northeast, the Noble County EDC, Ivy Tech and the Freedom Academy, we were able to develop the foundation for the Dexter Skilled Trades Training Program. Without this partnership, we would not be able to meet our ever-growing customer demand.
Holly M. Pfeiffer, Human Resources Manager, Dexter Axle