A variety of funding streams including the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) support WorkOne Southwest services and programs. Designed to help serve individuals with barriers to employment, these workforce services include resume development, interview coaching, job search assistance, career planning, and skills evaluations. To continue serving individuals, virtual workshops have been developed to assist individuals with resume development and interview coaching. Between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, 1,404 clients have received employment utilizing services.
“I am very grateful for the opportunity and the financial support by WorkOne. WorkOne helped me find a job that fit my work experience and the tools to work in the job from day one. Without the support of the WorkOne, I would not have been able to succeed. Thank you for the help.” says WorkOne Southwest client.
Through the use of assessment tools and remediation tools, Employment Specialists are available to assist job seekers to overcome barriers and develop a comprehensive career plan for sustainable living wages. WorkOne Southwest partners with training providers to upskill individuals if part of the career plan. There are currently 747 open positions in the Southwest Indiana region within IndianaCareerConnect.com representing a variety of occupations including, but not limited to, administrative assistant, merchandiser, manufacturing engineer, digital banking specialist, production supervisor, patient care technician and truck driver.
“The program made it possible to obtain my C.N.A. license and employment with a good wage. I did not have the finances and the program made it possible to qualify for funding for my education to obtain my C.N.A. license and uniforms for my job. Many opportunities have come my way because of the resources available to me for this opportunity that changed my life drastically. I appreciate the WorkOne assistance to make this possible.I have a rewarding job and work with residents that need me. I feel appreciated by my co-workers and management. Many opportunities have come my way because of the opportunities WorkOne programs have provided for me. I have a good life and participate in my son’s activities and enjoy helping others. I have a better life and see a bright future for me and my son. I appreciate the WorkOne assistance that made this possible.” says a WorkOne Southwest client.
Special programs are available to assist in-school and out-of-school Youth with mentoring, work experience, high school equivalency obtainment, and on-the-job training. Veterans with significant barriers to employment such as disability, homelessness, or incarceration are eligible for intensive services provided by the local Veteran Representatives.
WorkOne Southwest offices are located in Evansville, Princeton, Vincennes, Jasper and Tell City. For more information on the workforce services, online resources, and contact information, please visit. www.WorkOneSouthwest.com.