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Mask Requirement Enacted for WorkOne Northeast Centers

Beginning Monday, August 9, masks will be required for all customers and staff at the 11 WorkOne Northeast career centers in northeast Indiana. “We are doing this to help ensure the well-being of customers and staff in the midst of growing concern about COVID-19,” said Northeast Indiana Works President and CEO Edmond O’Neal. “We will continue to monitor the situation to determine if additional precautions become necessary.” The mask requirement applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated...

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Banks Job Fair Set for Aug. 4; More Than 1,000 Openings

Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN, in conjunction with Purdue University Fort Wayne and WorkOne Northeast, will host a job fair from noon to 3 p.m. August 4 in the university’s Walb Union International Ballroom. More than 70 employers with a total of more than 1,000 job openings are expected to attend. “Just this month, there’ve been more than 14,000 online job postings in northeast Indiana,” said Banks. “It’s incredibly important right now for Hoosier workers and employers to connect, and for workers to...

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Workforce Cabinet Honors Regional CTE Entities

The Adams Wells Manufacturing Alliance, the Area 18 CTE Cooperative and Northeast Indiana Works received a 2021 Partnership Award of Excellence from the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet. The honor focuses on Career and Technical Education (CTE) initiatives. The award given the northeast Indiana entities and presented May 12 during ceremonies in Indianapolis was one of four statewide recognizing secondary school partnerships. Northeast Indiana Works has long been involved with the manufacturing...

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Worker Shortage Looms As Companies Forge Ahead

The unemployment rate in northeast Indiana has been running below 5%, the labor force grew for the first time in 10 months in March, and employers throughout the region are hiring. By a number of metrics, the region's workforce landscape seems to be healthy and the economy rebounding from a virus-fueled slowdown. But there is one glaring exception. Throughout virtually every industry in northeast Indiana, employers are asking the same question: Where are the workers? There is an air of...

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CTE Awareness Month Ceremonies Planned

Providers of Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs will observe northeast Indiana’s CTE Awareness Month in May with signing ceremonies. Northeast Indiana Works and its partners designated the month in 2019 and inaugural signing activities were conducted throughout the region. The pandemic prevented such events from being held in 2020. CTE programs teach specific career skills to high school students that prepare them for work after graduation or serve as a bridge to post-secondary...

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Northeast Indiana Works Adds Page for RESEA Participants

Northeast Indiana Works has launched an informational website page for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) program. The development of the page was done in conjunction with input from Catherine Lawell, director of re-employment pathways at the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD), and Shelley McClintock, program director of DWD’s re-employment services and Older Workers Programs. Under the RESEA program, people who have filed for unemployment benefits for...

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National Ranking: Fort Wayne No. 2 Most Affordable

U.S. News and World Report in a new study ranks Fort Wayne the second most affordable city among 150 of the nation's most populous metropolitan areas. Fort Wayne was ranked 73rd as the best place to live and 34th as the best place to retire.

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Indiana Gets $2.5-Million Workforce Data Grant

The U.S. Department of Labor has awarded five grants totaling nearly $12 million to improve the delivery of training and employment services and measure their effectiveness. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will receive more...

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