The Whitley County EDC works with client companies to engage local, regional, and state workforce development resources. Regional workforce development agency WorkOne Northeast provides an extensive menu of services to Whitley County employers.
Indiana Career Connect
State of the art job matching system allows you to post open jobs and search our extensive database of job seekers to find applicants with the right skills and qualifications. Employers can incorporate screening tools and retrieve valuable labor market data to assist you in developing qualified applicant pools. Go to: www.indianacareerconnect.com and register today!
WorkOne Northeast assists companies with their staffing needs regardless of the company’s size. With Business Services Reps. dedicated to assist you, WorkOne will customize each recruitment process to meet your individual needs incorporating recruitment, screening, assessment, pre-training, etc. All can be accomplished through our WorkOne Northeast offices to reduce or eliminate any traffic in your facility.
PROVE IT! Pre-Screening System
WorkOne Northeast has available the Prove It Pre-Screening System to provide a valid method of pre-screening applicants for your open positions. The Prove-It System has 800 quick-screen assessments that WorkOne will make available for your company to choose from and we will cover the cost. You can view available Prove It assessments by going to: www.proveit.com
WorkOne will work with you and our training partners to design a short-term training program for eligible individuals prior to employment in the skills required for your work environment. Imagine having a pool of individuals who already have some of the initial training and skills you require when you have a hiring need.
On the Job Training Scholarships
WorkOne recognizes that, in many cases, the best provider of training is the company itself. To assist employers in providing this training, WorkOne has an on-the-job (OJT) training scholarship program to help offset employers’ expenses for training new hires. This program reimburses the employer up to 50 percent of the new hire’s wages for a pre-determined training period (usually between 2 to 8 weeks).
For Example: An employer agrees to hire an eligible individual. The starting wage is $12.00 per hour (this is not a pre-set wage, only an amount to use as an example). The pre-determined training time is 6 weeks, or 240 hours. During those 240 hours of training time, WorkOne would reimburse the employer 50 percent of the employee’s hourly wages, or $6.00 per hour, for a total of $1440.00, in reimbursement to help offset the employer’s training costs.
The Career Advancement Account (CAA) is an individualized account employees can access for up to $3,000 to fund training that leads to a nationally recognized and portable credential.
The Skills Enhancement Fund (SEF) is provided by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. It encourages companies to invest in their existing workforce as well as train new employees.
The Tech Fund provided by the Indiana Economic Development Corporation can provide up to $2,500 per employee or $50,000 per company for IT training and certification.
Skill Gap Referrals
Employers know the demands and nature of their staffing needs, and are naturally better at determining if an applicant meets the criteria you seek in employees. During your application and interview phase, you may identify applicants who would be perfect for the position if they:
o Were eligible for On the Job Training Reimbursement (OJT) to help offset your costs in providing them needed initial training.
o Could access pre-hire skill training for the position they are applying for.
o Had a diploma or a GED to meet education standards.
If you have applicants that meet this criteria, contact your WorkOne Employer Services Representative and we will determine if the applicant meets eligibility criteria for a scholarship or additional training.
Source: WorkOne Northeast