Most WorkOne services are free; however, there are instances where a fee may be incurred, e.g., drug testing. In circumstances where a fee may be charged, the individual will be notified prior to receiving the services and may elect not to participate.
What services does WorkOne offer job seekers?
- advice and practical tips about looking for a job
- computerized job searches
- registration for the statewide job bank
- assistance with determining eligibility for a scholarship that will pay for training or higher education
- instruction on preparing a great resume, an interesting cover letter, and a sincere thank you note
- tips on interviewing
- identification of your skills, abilities, and information on how you can use them in the workplace
- use of a computer with Internet access, a fax machine, and a copier
- adult education/high school equivalency preparation or other classes to upgrade your basic skills.
The Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) supersedes the Job Training Partnership Act (JTPA) and amends the Wagner-Peyser Act. WIA also contains the Adult Education and Family Literacy Act (title II) and the Rehabilitation Act Amendments of 1998 (title IV). WIA reforms federal job training programs and creates a new, comprehensive workforce investment system. The reformed system is intended to be customer-focused, to help Americans access the tools they need to manage their careers through information and high quality services, and to help U.S. companies find skilled workers. This new law embodies seven key principles. The Department of Labor (DOL) has issued a Final Rule implementing provisions of titles I, III and V of the Workforce Investment Act. For further information click here.
Customers having problems with their Unemployment Claims should go to Uplink Unemployment FAQ or call the Help Line at 1-800-437-9136.
WorkOne Northwest Indiana centers are located in Jasper, Lake, La Porte, Newton, Porter, Pulaski, and Starke counties.
You’ll need to attend the WorkOne orientation to see if you are eligible for services. If you are eligible, you will need a government issued picture ID (Driver’s License) and Social Security Card, for most of the services.
In addition to name, address, and contact information, we also require a description of the job and any other requirements the applicant must meet, interviewing preferences, pay range, benefits, and Federal ID number.
Information provided to WorkOne for the purposes of participating in programs is maintained confidential within the WorkOne system.
WorkOne is your resource for employee training, whether it’s basic workplace skills, English literacy, or a customized package of specialized training. Working with numerous education partners, including local schools and colleges, we can provide a wide variety of courses and certifications. For more details, click to the Employer Services section.
You may use the IndianaCareerConnect.com site to make an online submission of a job posting. In the alternative, you may contact your local WorkOne and ask to be connected with a Business Service Representative that will be happy to assist you.