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Thanksgiving Closures

Northeast Indiana Works and all 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers will be closed November 25 and 26. 
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Developing Tomorrow’s Talent Today

Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s non-profit workforce development organization, provides public and private financial and employment resources for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries.

Each year, we serve more than 20,000 individuals and more than 1,500 employers in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Grant, Huntington, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wabash, Wells and Whitley counties.

We operate and staff northeast Indiana’s 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers; oversee two youth-oriented career development programs; fund and manage employer-focused training programs to enhance the skills of existing workers; and help facilitate community-based career pathway initiatives.

We are governed by a board of directors, which includes regional educators, business representatives, economic development officials, state and local government leaders, and organized labor. Our operational, funding and service delivery policies are guided by the federal Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), which seeks to increase access to employment, education, training and support services for youth and adults. WIOA promotes work-based learning opportunities, such as apprenticeships and internships, and encourages the development of career pathway strategies. (See the WIOA equal opportunity statement in English and Spanish here and our federal performance measures here.)

Leadership Team

Edmond O'Neal

Edmond O'Neal

President & CEO

Lori Rice

Lori Rice

Chief Financial Officer

Kim Tempel

Kim Tempel

Senior Director of Business Services / Human Resources

Karen Green

Karen Green

Senior Director of WorkOne Services

Rick Farrant

Rick Farrant

Director of Communications

Erica Lillie

Erica Lillie

Director of Quality Initiatives & EO Officer

Rafat Halboob

Rafat Halboob

Director of Technology

Board of Directors

Keith Davis, Chair

Star Wealth Management

Mark Michael, Chair Elect

Fort Wayne Metals

Alan Duff, Secretary/Treasurer

Star Financial

Rich Beck, Regional Chief Elected Official

Allen County Commissioner

Bill Bradley

LaGrange County EDC

Kim Barnett-Johnson

Ivy Tech Community College

Patrick Buesching

80/20

Jordi Disler

Parkview LaGrange Hospital

Darryl Esterline

Sheet Metal Workers Local 20

Brooks Fetters

The Center for Energy Education

Beth Green

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Jane Gresham

AFSCME

Tim Hartigan

Wells Business Development

Leroy Jackson

Liuna Local 213

Jeff Kellam

Kellam, Inc.

James Phillips

General Motors

Corey Schoon

Ashley Industrial Molding

Rebecca Schroeder

Whiteshire Hamroc

Darlene Stanley

JJ’s Inc.

Shelly Stearns

FSSA, Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation

Chris Straw

Team Quality Services

Jim Walmsley

Impact Institute

Tonya Weaver

Garrett-Keyser-Butler Community Schools