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Duke Energy Receives WorkOne Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS- Duke Energy, located in Terre Haute, received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers. The award was presented today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.


Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States, supplying and delivering energy to approximately 7.3 million U.S. customers. Recently, Duke partnered with WorkOne to utilize IndianaCareerConnect.com, Indiana’s largest online job bank, as well as the WorkKeys applicant skills testing system to create a new process to recruit linemen for their apprenticeship program throughout the state. As a result of this collaboration, WorkOne was able to provide a number of qualified candidates for the program.

“Duke Energy is committed to developing the workforce in their community,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Their dedication to workforce development with WorkOne has definitely paid off over the years.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.


Pictured: Brad Trusler WorkOne, Laury Burris WorkOne, Rick Burger Duke Energy, Joe Williams Duke Energy, James Aker Duke Energy, and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun.

Media Contact: Joe Frank, 317-234-7671or jfrank@dwd.in.gov

Chad Smith Receives WorkOne Achievement Award

INDIANAPOLIS- Chad Smith of Clinton was presented with the WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and pursuing a better life for himself. He received the award today in a ceremony at the Indiana Statehouse.

After serving in the military, Smith found himself working as a union construction laborer, but wanted consistent, year-round employment. He was successful in finding a job with a local company as a machine operator, but soon found himself downsized and again looking for work. At his local WorkOne, Smith attended job search, resume, and career interest workshops, where he became interested in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining. Utilizing services and education opportunities available through WorkOne, Smith attained a National Career Readiness Certificate through WorkKeys, and was able to complete CNC training at Ivy Tech. He completed his training and found his current job in only eleven months.

“After serving in the United States Army and Navy for a combined twelve years, Chad came to WorkOne in search of a steady, rewarding career,” said Steven J. Braun, Commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. “Through Chad’s strict work ethic, and the help of WorkOne, he now has a job that he loves in an in-demand industry.”

The WorkOne Achievement Awards are awarded by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to 12 individuals for their outstanding accomplishments while participating in the workforce development system. Twelve awards were also presented to employers who partner with WorkOne for their contribution to growing Indiana’s economy and commitment to their community. All of today’s recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Pictured: Donna Cooper WorkOne, Tammy Marion, Marion Manufacturing, Chad Smith, and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun.

Media Contact: Joe Frank, 317-234-7671or jfrank@dwd.in.gov

Terre Haute North JAG Students Spring Service Projects

This spring, the JAG students at Terre Haute North High School have been busy.

In March, they were visited by Rebecca Blankenship-Moore from CODA (Council on Domestic Abuse) http://codaterrehaute.org/ .

Mrs. Blankenship-Moore discussed the importance of the organization and how CODA helps the members of our community.  The group also talked about the potential negative aspects of social media.  They learned about cyber bullying and techniques they could use to avoid it.  Finally, the students discussed potential careers with CODA and what

For Easter, the students assembled Easter baskets that they delivered to the children who are currently living in the CODA facility. 

In addition to the local issues of domestic violence, the students have also recently learned about the problem of human trafficking.  To help raise awareness of this terrible practice, the students sold bracelets and presented a $200 check to Hope For Justice (www.hopeforjustice.org)  

Another job well done by Terre Haute North JAG!

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WorkOne Participates in Vet Expo 2015

On Tuesday April 7, WorkOne partnered with over 40 service providers and employers at the 2015 Veterans Expo.

Held at the VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute, the Expo provided Veterans with valuable information about services available as well as job opportunities.

Region 7 LVER Monica Donahoo and Employment Specialists, Tracy Pruden and David James manned the WorkOne table.  They spoke to Veterans about all of the ways that WorkOne can assist them.

Thank you to all of our Veterans and to Monica, Tracy and David for a job well done!

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Now hiring for the following: Financial and Administrative Support Specialist.

Crowe Horwath LLP (“Crowe”) provides contracted financial services to Western Indiana Workforce Investment Board (“WIWIB”).

We are searching for a resource to provide full-time on-site presence, with responsibilities of financial and administrative support at WIWIB office in Terre Haute under the Crowe contract.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Interacts with Crowe, WIWIB Management and the Board on budgets, expenditure levels, contracts and other day-to day operational issues.
  • Operate daily accounting functions in Fundware accounting system, specifically entering accounts payable transactions, preparing checks for signature and issuance, and payroll input into IOI system.


For a full job description go to Indiana Career Connect at www.indianacareerconnect.com and refer to job order number 8637198