ndiana's Department of Workforce Development (IDWD), working with local WorkOne Centers, administers several of Indiana’s employment and training programs, as well as the unemployment insurance system.
The state launched IndianaCareerConnect.com in July 2008 to direct individuals to enhanced career advancement tools as well as provide employers with quick and efficient access to candidates. The website offers a hefty menu of services to individuals and employers at no charge.
IndianaCareerConnect.com offers individuals the most comprehensive source of Indiana job openings as well as help in aligning his or her skills to available jobs. Moreover, the site provides employers with access to an extensive database of job seekers and highlights individuals with necessary experience and workplace abilities. The web-site's features for individuals include: n find a job; n create a resume; n explore a career; and n research the job market. Meanwhile, employers have access to offerings such as: n find a candi-
date; n post a job; n research candidate trends; and n gather general labor market information.
IDWD's WorkOne Portal
The department offers a WorkOne Portal website that provides key information about the goals, services and organization of the 89 WorkOne offices located throughout Indiana's 12 workforce-development and economic-growth regions. In addition, the WorkOne Portal offers links to websites and web pages that offer insights into Hoosier programs including:
n Major Opportunities;
n Training Acceleration Grants (TAGs) for employers;
n the Strategic Skills Initiative (SSI) focusing on research, analysis and training demands for high-growth occupations;
n Labor Market Information;
n the Work Ethic Program;
n WorkKeys for both job seekers and employers:
n the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program; and
n Vocational Rehab.
If you have lost your job through no fault of your own, your local WorkOne Center is the source for information on Unemployment Insurance Claims. You may also get information and file a claim online. Click Un-
employment Insurance for details.
Whether you are looking for a new job, considering a change in employment, or developing a plan for your career, WorkOne Northwest Indiana can be your source for information, referrals, placement assistance and other services. Working with the IDWD, WorkOne provides access to current job openings through our web-based career- and job-matching system, IndianaCareerConnect.com. Select Find a Job for more details.
Disabled Veterans Outreach Program
Special programs are available through the Association for Service Disabled Veterans (ASDV), a non-profit public benefit organization with the goal of creating opportunities for SDVs to achieve and maintain their rehabilitation through enterprise development and managed employment.
Veterans' Employment Services
Your local WorkOne coordinates with state workforce development officials to provide specific job placement services to qualifying military veterans. Former service members will receive priority job-matching services through WorkOne Northwest Indiana's onsite Local Veteran Employment Representatives; these targeted services include not only job searches but also career planning, as well. Click here for details on veterans’ employment services.
WorkOne partners with IDWD in administering the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Established under the Trade Act of 1974. The federal TAA Program provides aid to workers who lose their jobs or whose hours of work and wages are reduced as a result of increased imports. Workers whose employment is adversely affected by increased imports may apply for TAA. The program offers a variety of benefits and reemployment services to assist unemployed workers prepare for and obtain suitable employment. Workers may be eligible for training, job search and relocation allowances, income support and other reemploy-
Trade Readjustment Allowances (TRA) is income support to persons who have exhausted unemployment compensation and whose jobs were affected by foreign imports. The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) provides special benefits under the NAFTA Transitional Adjustment Assistance (NAFTA-TAA) program to those who were laid off or had hours reduced because their employer was adversely affected by increased imports from Mexico or Canada or because their employer shifted production to either of these countries. These benefits include paid training for a new job, and financial help in making a job search in other areas or relocation to an area where jobs are more plentiful.
This page was last updated on: Tuesday, August 05, 2008