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WorkOne Service Adjustments

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Northeast Indiana Works has transitioned indefinitely to largely serving customers at all 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers virtually and by phone. More details here
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Local Workforce Plan Drafted; Focuses on Credentials, Skills

Northeast Indiana Works has drafted a local workforce development plan for Program Years 2020-2024. The plan can be accessed at Northeast Indiana Works' website under Other Documents. The document represents a strategic plan designed to coincide with a statewide plan developed by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. Such plans are required every four years. The local plan, which drives workforce development system activities in 11 northeast Indiana counties, includes supporting the goal of...

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WorkOne Northeast Centers Transition to Service by Phone

Due to concerns about COVID-19, Northeast Indiana Works has transitioned to serving customers at all 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers virtually and by phone indefinitely. The one exception: Appointment-only access will be allowed to the phone/computer systems in Fort Wayne, Auburn and Marion that provide direct connection to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) in Indianapolis for people who need assistance with unemployment eligibility matters. People interested in other...

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Recorded Virtual Workshops Now Posted on YouTube

Northeast Indiana Works has begun posting recorded workshops on its YouTube channel. The free virtual workshops are a joint venture of WorkOne Northeast and the Allen County Public Library. They can be accessed at  https://tinyurl.com/NEINW-YouTube. The first workshops to be posted are: "Creating Winning Resumes," "Creating Winning Cover Letters," and "Interviewing with Confidence." Northeast Indiana Works oversees WorkOne Northeast career centers in 11 counties. The centers have temporarily...

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Agriculture Awareness Campaign Launched

Northeast Indiana Works has launched a social media awareness initiative designed to encourage middle and high school students to explore the many career options in agriculture. The initiative includes a page of information on the Northeast Indiana Works website (www.neinworks.org) and links to other helpful, interactive sites, as well as four short videos that will be posted on Facebook and Instagram. The videos target students 13- to 18-years-old. The initiative, which generally focuses on...

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Northeast Indiana Works Gets $184,000 Lilly Grant

Northeast Indiana Works has received a $184,000 grant through the Youth Program Resilience Fund of Lilly Endowment Inc. Northeast Indiana Works will use the grant for a variety of pandemic-related costs, including technology, site modifications, personal protective equipment and general operations. “We are most appreciative for this grant from the Lilly Endowment,” said Northeast Indiana Works President Edmond O’Neal. “As our region, along with the nation, continues to face challenges brought...

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Columbia City High School Starts 6 SEAL programs

Columbia City High School has launched six State Earn and Learn (SEAL) programs—the most SEALs for one school or education provider in the state. The six SEAL programs are in advanced manufacturing, welding, fire and rescue, health science (CNA), education professions and emergency medical services. SEAL programs are state-certified through the Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship (OWBLA), which is part of Gov. Eric J. Holcomb’s Next Level agenda. Each of the programs includes...

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IN OTHER NEWS

DWD Schedules Webinar on UI Fraud for January 28

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is planning an Unemployment Insurance (UI) fraud webinar for 2 p.m. January 28. The webinar will be geared toward businesses facing fraud issues. DWD will first cover how the UI system works,...

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Fort Wayne 5th Nationally for Skilled Trades Workers

Indiana is home to several communities that rank high nationally when it comes to attractive places for skilled trade workers. Fort Wayne ranked fifth among mid-sized cities. Home improvement website Porch.com analyzed cities across the U.S. to...

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Pre-Manufacturing Academy Created in Steuben County

The Steuben County Community Foundation is awarding a $20,000 Impact Grant to nonprofit Easterseals RISE in Angola to support a pre-manufacturing academy. The academy, which is being created in conjunction with the Steuben County Economic...

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Northeast Indiana Per Capita Income Increases $1,009

According to data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), per capita personal income (PCPI) for residents in northeast Indiana’s 11 counties grew by $1,009 in 2019 compared to the previous year. BEA released initial 2019 numbers...

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