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2015 Job Fair a Success

On Friday June 19th, WorkOne assisted Congressman Larry Bucshon and the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, Indiana State University and the City of Terre Haute in hosting the 4th annual job fair at the Hulman Center. Haute. 

Job seekers from our region were able to meet with over 40 local employers with the first hour of the event being reserved for Veterans.

WorkOne Employment Advisors provided job seekers with information about our services and scheduled follow up appointments to assist them with their job search. 

Thank you to Congressman Bucshon for sponsoring the event and to everyone who helped make it a success.

 

  

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Other Media Coverage:

WTWO-TV - http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/d/story/future-employees-get-helping-hand/30613/EJvHcLCSqEa1KVQ5hnRQqw

Terre Haute Tribune Star: http://www.tribstar.com/news/local_news/would-be-employees-throng-to-job-fair/article_5a1ea1d1-6a8a-5e31-8771-d691682512f8.html

 

Entrepreneurship Week Events

The week of June 15 has been named as Entrepeneurship Week in Indiana.

Locally, the West Central Indiana Small Business Development Center is promoting several events to celebrate and educate entrepeneurs in our area.

June 16 - 10am "Get Found Online" seminar

June 16 - 4pm Lemonade Day ribbon cutting and entrepreneurial kick off

June 16 - 5:30pm Research, Plan & Start Your Business seminar

June 17 - 3:30pm Igniting Connections event at Launch Terre Haute

June 18 - 9am Interactive Educational Workshop "5 Low Cost Ways to Get Your Business Noticed Online"

June 20 - Lemonade Day!

Click here to view a flyer with complete event details

Ingniting Connections flyer

 

 

JAG Students Raise Money In Memory of Fellow Students

The Terre Haute South JAG program recently completed an act of caring and show of school/community support. The students designed and sold memorial wristbands to help offset funeral and related expenses of the families of two Terre Haute South students, one a fellow JAG student, who passed away in a recent accident. All proceeds were donated to the families of these two students.

Making Diversity Work

On Thursday May 14th, WorkOne partnered with the Terre Haute Chamber of Commerce, INBLN (Indiana Business Leaders Network) and the Disability Employment Initiative to host an audience of over 100 people representing local employers for "Making Diversity Work". 

Our guest speakers were Ted Childs, formerly of IBM Human Resources and Deb Dagit former Diversity Officer of Merck & Co.  Ted and Deb provided great insights from their careers as champions of the benefits of a diverse workforce. 

In addition to their prepared discussion, the speakers took questions from the audience.

Thank you to all who attended and helped make the event a success!

 

  

 

 

Spring 2015 JAG Activities

As the school year winds down, our JAG students have continued to be busy supporting their communities.

Clay County Veteran's Picnic:

In Brazil, the JAG Students from Northview and Cumberland Academy hosted a free picnic for Clay County Veterans.

http://www.mywabashvalley.com/story/d/story/clay-county-veterans-picnic/42742/lP6JaUqKgESSxh3vn_GnJQ

  

Click here to view additional pictures from the event.

 

Shake it Off:

In Vigo County, Terre Haute North JAG Students participated in Hamilton Center's Shake it Off Event to promote mental health awareness.

 

H & R Block Challenge:

Our Sullivan JAG students recently participated in the H&R Block Budget Challenge.  The students competed in a challenge that featured a simulated budget.   Students had to stick to a schedule, create a budget and log on complete various tasks such as paying bills on time and saving for retirement  

By finishing in the Top 25 out of thousands of schools nationwide the school received a $5,000 award!

Congratulations to the Sullivan JAG Students on a job well done!