WorkOne recently participated in the first annual Sullivan Employment Expo.
The Expo was hosted in partnership with Sullivan Mayor Clint Lamb and Vincennes Mayor Joe Yochum at the newly opened Sullivan Civic Center.
WorkOne assisted in recruiting employers from Clay, Knox, Sullivan and Vigo Counties to participate in the event.
Over 20 employers attended and were able to discuss job openings with the over 100 job seekers who visited the expo.
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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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.
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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!
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:
For a full job description go to Indiana Career Connect at www.indianacareerconnect.com and refer to job order number 8637198
We will be conducting a Veterans Expo on April 7, 2015 at VFW Post 972 in Terre Haute Indiana. The Expo will be held from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. and will focus on Veteran's Services such as:
Job Seekers should also bring:
We welcome all Veterans, their families and friends!
Please check out the event webpage: https://www.facebook.com/TerreHaute.Vet.Expo for more information.
Veteran Services Contacts:
Kenzie Sailors 812-231-1017 Kenzie.Sailors@coworxstaffing.com Martina Thompson 812-232-6305 Martina@UCPWV.org
For additional information regarding this job opportunity, please see job order number 8498139 on www.indianacareerconnect.com
Duke Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Recently, Ivy Tech held a graduation ceremony for 6 individuals who completed their Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machining program. Skilled CNC Operators are in high demand in our Region. Completion of the the 225 hour program helped provide students with machining skills that employers are looking for. This is the second class that has completed the program. The previous class included 9 students who are now employed with local employers.
The next training program is scheduled to start on January 13. For more information, please contact or visit your local WorkOne.
On Thursday December 5th, WorkOne sponsored a job fair for the employees impacted by the announced closure of Multi Packaging Solutions (MPS) Terre Haute facility.
The closure impacted 150 local employees.
At the job fair, approximately 75 former MPS employees and their spouses were able to meet with over a dozen local employers with current job openings. The attendees were also able to meet with WorkOne staff members to learn about additional benefits available to them such as short term training assistance.
Prior to the job fair, WorkOne provided workshops on Resume Creation and Interview skills to help prepare the candidates for event.
These workers have a tremendous amount of experience and skills that employers are looking for. They have a proven track record of performing in a production environment and have qualities that will make them an asset to their next employer.