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WorkOne serves the employment needs of all business types and sizes in our region. Assistance is provided in dealing with a broad range of workforce issues in addition to the basic job matching functions of posting jobs and finding qualified applicants. In this region, services to employers are provided primarily at the WorkOne REACH Center (Regional Employment Assessment Center for Hiring), which has a separate location from WorkOne employment offices in Kokomo and Lafayette.
- Advertising a Job
- Hiring Services
- WorkOne REACH Centers
- On-the-Job Training
- Help with Unemployment Insurance
- Other information and services
- New on-line job posting system - Employers can now list jobs directly on the State of Indiana job matching system, Indiana Career Connect, as well as asking employer specialists at the WorkOne REACH Center to help them list jobs. Employers who need help can download this form and fax it to the numbers on the form. These services are provided at NO COST.
- Changes from former system - Employers who used the job matching system in place before June 30th, 2008, either directly or through a staff person at the local WorkOne office, are already registered in the new system. To find out your new user name and establish a new password, call the employer services at the WorkOne REACH Center. Prior job postings are maintained in the new system and can easily by copied for new listings. Lists for job postings are no longer maintained in the regional offices. Jobs listed or advertised elsewhere can sometimes be linked to this system.
- Space for interviews - Employers can use space at the WorkOne or WorkOne REACH Centers for interviewing potential employees or holding job fairs for possible applicants.
- Seaching for qualified applicants - Employer specialists can help employers set up automated searches for qualified job applicants, add questions to the on-line job application to find candidates with the right qualifications, and perform initial searches to select finalists for consideration by an employer using the Indiana Career Connect system.
- Screening Services - The WorkOne REACH Center also offers a variety of additional tests for specific job skills, personal effectiveness tools, and background checks and employment verification to assist employers.
- Finding applicants for professional positions - Companies looking for employees for professional positions may be able to fill their needs through the Business & Professional Exchange, a networking group of dislocated "white collar" employees looking for work.
- Customized services - Custom questions for job applicants can be added to Indiana Career Connect to help you narrow your selection process to the best qualified candidates. Job fairs customized to invite only pre-screened applicants, meeting your selection criteria, can be arranged at the WorkOne REACH Centers. Programs for customized on-the-job training of certain candidates, lacking specific skills, can be developed in cooperation with a business services specialist at the WorkOne REACH Center.
- The WorkOne Regional Employment Assessment Center for Hiring (REACH) was established in 2007 with funding from a special grant from the US Department of Labor as a separate one-stop resource facility to help business grow and support regional business retention. The WorkOne REACH Center offers varied service products to meet the needs of business in finding and hring quality employees for high skill career fields.
- What is On-the-Job Training?... Customized training that you design with partial reimbursement of a participant's wage during the training period to offset training costs, an opportunity to train employees your way, and an investment in your company.
- Here's a listing of Occupations in Demand
- Filing/paying unemployment - Employers can file unemployment insurance taxes and find unemployment insurance information online at Employer Self-Service for Unemployment Insurance (ESS).
- Large layoffs, reductions, plant closing - In the case of a large reduction in workforce or plant closing, an employer can find out about the legal requirements of advance notice and other requirements of the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN notice). In those cases, the local contact to provide answers to questions the employer might have and to meet with groups of affected employees, to help them access the service the State provides to dislocated workers, can be found through the WorkOne REACH or WorkOne Office. This service by the State is know as Rapid Reponse because of the short time frame involved in initiating services.
- WorkKeys job task analysis - Specially trained professionals can perform job task analysis and workforce skill assessments for positions an employer may want to fill on a regular basis. This testing for applicant skill levels can be performed as part of the screening process. The analysis is done in accordance with standards of ACT WorkKeys program, and the testing can then be done at the WorkOne REACH Center. This service is currently provided through a grant from the State.
- Company showcasing - Companies which regularly use the screening and assessment services at the WorkOne REACH Center, particularly WorkKeys, may display their name, product, and information about skills needed in the high traffic lobby area of the WorkOne REACH Center. This makes job applicants, who have been called in to test at the Center, aware of all the job opportunities that may be available in the region and serves as a recruitment tool for those companies.
- Seminars- Employer seminars on such topics as: 'how to find interns' and 'programs and services of other State agencies' are co-sponsored by WorkOne on a regular basis. Contact the WorkOne REACH Center to suggest topics and/or find out current offerings.
- Training grants - Information on grants for training in Information Technology and training needs related to significant capital investment, in plant or equipment and/or job expansion or retention, can be found on the State website.
- Tax incentives - Tax incentives that are available to employers for workers with special needs can be found at Work Opportunity Tax Credit. Information on State Tax incentives for businesses planning to make capital investment can be found at http://iedc.in.gov/indiana-info/business-friendly. Investments that qualify include capital investment to expand or relocate and/or create jobs for specialized investment in start-up funds, media productions, or facilities needing rehabilitation.
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