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Manufacturing Camp Returns to Noble County in October

A constellation of local and regional organizations is collaborating to bring a free, unique, hands-on learning experience for students Grades 6 through 8 to the iSMART Lab at the Community Learning Center in Kendallville. Manufacturing Experience 2023 will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. October 28. Space is limited to the first 36 kids registered. More than two dozen middle school-aged students from greater Noble County participated in the inaugural Manufacturing Experience last October. The...

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More Than 1,000 Jobs Featured at Rep. Banks Annual Job Fair

U.S. Rep. Jim Banks, R-IN, in conjunction with Purdue University Fort Wayne and WorkOne Northeast, hosted a job fair Aug. 16 in the university’s International Ballroom at Walb Student Union. “Employers are facing a major worker shortage across nearly every industry,” said Banks. “Our annual event has had a lot of success connecting prospective workers with good-paying jobs.” Seventy-five employers with a total of more than 1,000 job openings attended. The employers spanned a variety of...

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IBJ Names O’Neal Among State’s Top Influential Leaders

Northeast Indiana Works President and CEO Edmond O’Neal has been named one of Indiana’s most influential business leaders by IBJ Media. He was among 250 leaders chosen this year by IBJ Media, which includes Indianapolis Business Journal, Indiana Lawyer and Inside Indiana Business. A reception honoring the leaders was held July 20 in Indianapolis. LBJ Media accepted nominations for inclusion in the list, researched executives and companies, and interviewed state, industry and community leaders...

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2 Sites Tout Career Planning; 3rd Campaign in the Works

Northeast Indiana Works has launched two digitally based career awareness campaigns designed to encourage young people in northeast Indiana to begin charting their career paths. One campaign, Your Future: Make It Your Own (www.yfmiyo.org), gives young people an opportunity to see how their interests align with potential careers, provides information about existing career-related resources in northeast Indiana, suggests ways parents and educators can help guide young people in making career...

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CTE Awareness Month Events Planned for Northeast Indiana

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. This will be the fourth year for the initiative. The onset of COVID forced the cancellation of awareness month activities 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 Issues RFP for Service Delivery

Northeast Indiana Works has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for delivery of services in Economic Growth Region 3. The scope of the request includes day-to-day operation of Northeast Indiana Works' 11 WorkOne career centers. Deadline for proposals is May 8. The RFP may be found here. The budget template may be found here. Answers to questions regarding the RFP can be accessed here.      

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Poll: Fort Wayne Named Top 10 Place for Remote Workers

The Wall Street Journal has released its list of the Top 10 Places for Remote Workers and three Indiana cities are mentioned, including Fort Wayne, according to Inside Indiana Business. The nationwide poll is based on the top 10 factors that people...

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DWD Quickly Addresses Uplink Breach of Cybersecurity

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has become aware of a cybersecurity incident involving unauthorized access to some unemployment applicants' login email addresses and security questions in the agency's Uplink system. DWD...

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