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DeKalb WorkOne Receives National Legion Award

The WorkOne Northeast career center in DeKalb County has received the American Legion National Outstanding Employment Service Local Office of the Year Award in recognition of efforts to help Indiana veterans find jobs and ensure their economic well-being.

The award was presented October 9 at the WorkOne Northeast center in Auburn. The honor is one of only six employer-focused awards given each year by the nation’s largest veterans service organization. The American Legion has nearly two million members and more than 12,000 posts across the country.

Legion National Commander James W. (Bill) Oxford, who presented the award in Auburn, said the award recognizes the WorkOne Northeast center’s efforts in assisting veterans in securing meaningful employment and making the transition from active duty to civilian employment easier.

“WorkOne,” he said, “helps veterans identify and highlight the job skills – like discipline, organization, commitment, and trainable – that civilian employers are looking for and able to identify with. Hiring a vet is good business.”

WorkOne Northeast’s centers, overseen by Northeast Indiana Works, literally put veterans first. Veterans are first in line for services, and they are given access to job information listed on indianacareerconnect.com 24 hours before jobs are posted for the general public. Veterans also benefit from career planning guidance.

“I am extraordinarily proud of our team,” said WorkOne Northeast DeKalb Center Manager Nancy Magginnis. “This national honor is a testament to the hard work our staff puts in every day to better the lives of veterans.”