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WorkOne Northeast Moves to Appointment-Only Services

All 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers will transition indefinitely to appointment-only services, effective November 23. The precautionary pandemic-related move is being made to further promote the safety of staff and customers. As part of the heightened safety measures, in-person group workshops will also be canceled. Virtual workshops will continue to be scheduled in partnership with the Allen County Public Library. To make a WorkOne Northeast appointment, call the center closest to you....

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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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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...

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CEO Randolph Announces Retirement, Effective Dec. 31

Kathleen Randolph, CEO of Northeast Indiana Works and a longtime leader in regional workforce development, has announced she will retire, effective December 31. Edmond O’Neal, current president of Northeast Indiana Works, will assume the role of president and CEO of the organization. Randolph and husband Dr. Geoff Randolph, who retired October 2 from his position as chief medical officer for IU Health, intend to transition to the role of doting grandparents. “I have served on the workforce...

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Northeast Indiana Works Gets $2.1 Million for Training

Northeast Indiana Works has received $2.1 million in CARES Act funding from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to support training under the Workforce Ready Grant (WRG) and Employment Training Grant (ETG) programs. “This is a great opportunity for the region’s employers and for individuals interested in enhancing their skills, especially as the economy begins to open up,” said Northeast Indiana Works President Edmond O’Neal. “The demand for skilled workers has never been greater...

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IN OTHER NEWS

State Unemployment Rate Drops to 5.0% for October

Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped to 5.0 percent for October, below the national rate of 6.9 percent, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. The state's unemployment rate for September was 6.2 percent. The monthly...

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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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HSE Test Fees Reimbursed Through End of Year

Indiana will provide local adult education programs reimbursement for test fees for students who take the High School Equivalency (HSE) through December 30, according to Marilyn Pitzulo, associate chief adult education, of the Indiana Department of...

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