EmployIndy in the News

EmployIndy makes push for collaboration under new leaders

Source:  IBJ - 6/20/16

EmployIndy to focus on hardest-to-hire residents

Source:  WIBC - 6/20/16

Hogsett details new focus for EmployIndy

Source:  Inside IN Business - 6/20/16

Hogsett announces Project Indy program to employ teens

Source:  WISH-TV - 5/18/16

Indy among cities sharing $21M in federal aid for summer jobs for disadvantaged youth

Source:  IndyStar - 5/16/16

Jobs training for Marion County inmates could help reduce recidivism

Source:  IndyStar - 5/2/16

Bettering themselves behind bars:  Program offers job prep for offenders

Source:  Indianapolis Recorder - 4/4/16

New re-entry program helping inmates prepare for life outside of jail

Source:  WISH-TV - 3/31/16

Finding that glimmer of hope for the future

Source:  IndyStar - 3/18/16

White House adds Indianapolis to TechHire initiative

Source:  IBJ - 3/9/16

Federal program to help 560 Indy residents land tech jobs

Source:  IndyStar - 3/9/16

Experts warn job seekers about work from home scams

Source:  WISH-TV - 3/3/16

JAG students compete Thursday: What it is and why it matters to the entire community

Source:  FOX 59 - 2/4/16

Students learn life lessons while preparing for career competition

Source:  WISH-TV - 2/3/16

How to land a job after college graduation

Source:  IndyStar - 4/28/15

Work training program brings hope to man with criminal record, hundreds of spots still open

Source:  FOX 59 - 11/5/14

Nearly $16 million in Ready-to-Work Partnership grants for Indiana

Source:  FOX 59 - 10/15/14

Indiana groups to get $16 million to help long-term unemployed find jobs

Source:  IndyStar - 10/15/14

Local non-profit receives $1 million grant for at-risk youth jobs

Source:  FOX 59 - 8/8/14

EmployIndy receives $1.1 million grant 

Source:  WFYI - 8/7/14

H-1B visa is a hot ticket for tech workers in Central Indiana

Source:  IndyStar - 5/1/14

Pike Township schools wins $7M federal grant

Source:  IndyStar - 4/7/14

New jobs program uses employer input to train workers

Source:  Indianpolis Recorder - 3/13/14

Your Life Matters:  Mayor reveals new crime plan

Source:  WRTV - 3/12/14

Free job training available for hundreds of Indianapolis residents

Source:  FOX 59 - 3/11/14

EmployIndy training program aims to raise standard of living in city's roughest areas

Source:  IndyStar - 2/18/14

Mayor Greg Ballard goes to Washington - speaks on Hire Up Indy and PriorITize

Source:  IndyStar - 1/24/14
State Calls on Students to Take a "Roadtrip" to Career Success

Higher Education Commissioner Teresa Lubbers today announced a new initiative, “Roadtrip Indiana,” that aims to help Hoosier students make more informed decisions about their futures through intentional career exploration and direct engagement with employers across the state.

Read the full release here.

WATCH: EmployIndy President & CEO Angela Carr-Klitsch Talks about Youth Employment

Angie sat in on the "Our Kids, Our Families, Our Communities" show along with John Brandon from MCCOY and Beth White from GIPC to discuss youth employment and the Project Indy program.

Watch on YouTube here.

Software Flaw at WorkOne Indy Locations May Have Exposed Personal Data

WorkOne administrative agency EmployIndy to provide identity protection services - full details and contact information for potentially affected clients are available within press release.

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YouthBuild Indy Recruiting for 2017 Program Session Spots
YouthBuild Indy is available for Opportunity Youth to complete high school and begin a career pathway.  Marion County residents between the ages of 18-24 are eligible to sign up.
Read the full release here.
EmployIndy Partners with Local Organizations for Opportunity Youth Workforce Development Services

EmployIndy will disperse more than $700,000 to provide pathways to successful futures for young adults facing barriers. This investment complements Project Indy, a key youth employment initiative of Mayor Hogsett as well as his recent call for criminal justice reform in the City of Indianapolis.

Read the full release here.
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EmployIndy Community Listening Sessions Help Guide Organizational Focus

The purpose of the listening sessions is to introduce residents and community leaders to new EmployIndy leadership while gathering input to support the focus of investments in career pathway development and talent pipeline creation.

Read the full release here
Workforce Development Week Highlights Career Pathway Resources in Marion County
Governor Pence has declared September 1-7 as Workforce Development Week to showcase the variety of resources and successes across the region and state.
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EmployIndy and Regional Works Council Receive Work-and-Learn Funding
The award, from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, will go towards designing a work-and-learn plan targeting regional high school students for technically skilled career pathways.
Read the full release here
Mayor Hogsett Outlines Future for EmployIndy
Mayor Joe Hogsett joined EmployIndy and community workforce development partners to announce a renewed focus on collaborative workforce development and introduce Angela Carr Klitzsch as EmployIndy's new president and CEO.
Read the full release here

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EmployIndy Awarded $2 Million for YouthWorks Indy
The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor will enhance and unify existing summer employment programs and provide year-round work readiness/employability skills training and work-experiences.
Read the full release here
YouthBuild Indy Set to Graduate 14
The 2015-2016 YouthBuild Indy class is preparing to complete their session by graduating 14 participants with either a high school diploma or equivalency and/or certified construction credential.  
Read the full release here
Indianapolis Receives White House TechHire Distinction
Indianapolis joins 49 other regions nationwide as a result of continuing innovative solutions to create efficient pathways to high demand and high wage careers in the rapidly growing local tech industry.
Read the full release here
Nineteen Marion County JAG Students Qualify for Career Development State Finals
Arlington and Indy MET each qualify four while Decatur Central shines during chapter events.
Read the full release here.
Marion County High School Students Compete in Career Development Competition
Eleven Marion County Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) schools will compete in the regional Career Development Conference.  The competition focuses on career-building skills an dqualifies sixteen students for state finals.
Read the full release here

YouthBuild Indy Receives Top 15 National Education Ranking
This ranking is the result of 86% of YouthBuild Indy students receiving their high school equivalency degree, and 86% advancing at least two grade levels in adult basic education.
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WorkOne Indy Kicks Off "New Year New You" for Career Development
The personal career development campaign encourages all residents, regardless of income or employment status to explore services available through WorkOne Indy, and will include a community open house on January 21st.
Read the full release here
Youth Employment Services Program Receives $1 Million from Lilly Endowment
This marks the 13th consecutive year of program funding that provides workforce development and supportive services for young adults to secure and grow in a job.
Read the full release here
Purdue Polytechnic Indianapolis High School Seeks First Head of School
The head of school will wok with the university and the polytechnic institute to provide a STEM-based education for students in grades 9-12.
See the full job description and apply here
Manufacturing Day Highlights Growth, Prosperity and Opportunity of Key Local Industry
EmployIndy and Riley Area Development Corporation will participate in national event, on October 2nd, to help expose residents and community stakeholders to employers and available training in the region.
Read the full release here

EmployIndy Officially Launches Comprehensive Services for Marion County Long-Term Unemployed
Employ Up modeled after nationally recognized program; launch event features national expert and program advocate.
Ready the full release here
EmployIndy Places 100th Job Candidate for 2015
This placement is part of the organization's employer focused, demand driven model to fill positions that are specific to high-demand industry sectors.
Read the full release here.
Purdue University collaborates with EmployIndy and USA Funds on Indy STEM-based charter school
Set to open in August 2017, the downtown Indianapolis high school's curriculum will mirror the Purdue Polytechnic Institute and provide a bridge for inner-city students and others to succeed in high school and be admitted directly to Purdue University.
Read the full release and fact sheet here
City Partnership Awarded $500,000 to Connect Transitioning Offenders to the Workforce
The resulting program will make career development services available inside the Marion County Jail system.
Read the full release here
Marion County JAG Program Receives First Ever "5 of 5" Rating
This marks the first time participating local high schools, which serve approximately 650 at-risk high school juniors and seniors annually, have ever collectively received the perfect score.
Read the full release here
YouthBuild Indy Set to Graduate 24 and is Currently Recruiting for the 2015 Session
The 2014-2015 class will graduate 24 participants with a high school diploma or equivalent, and recruiting is currently underway for the upcoming program class.
Read the full release here
New Technology Workforce Study Identifies Critical Central Indiana Market Demands for Future Growth
Hire Up, an EmployIndy regional convening initiative to help bridge the growing Central Indiana technical skills gap, and TechPoint have released a new Central Indiana Tech Workforce Study that updates and expands upon foundational research from both organizations.
Read the full release and fact sheet here
EmployIndy Announces New Leadership Structure Including New COO and CFO
These changes include Nicole Thompson transitioning into the role of chief operating officer as well as the addition of Steven Wakolbinger as chief financial officer.  
Read the full release here
EmployIndy Nominates Local Employer BWI, LLC for 2015 WorkOne Achievement Awards
During 2014, BWI engaged to participate in the PowerTrain Indy program providing customized and on-the-job training opportunities to resident living in and around downtown Indianapolis.
Read the full release here
EmployIndy CEO: Job Growth Requires Education to Align Skills and Lower Unemployment
With the recent announcement that Indiana's statewide unemployment rate has  ticked up  for the second consecutive month, the need to create a properly trained workforce becomes crucial to meet projected growth.
Read the full release here.
Sixteen Marion County JAG Students Qualify for Career Development State Finals
The February 5th JAG CDC saw 100 Marion County high school students compete in seven individual and three chapter events to qualify for the March 13th state finals.
Read the full release here.
Marion County JAG Schools Prepare for Career Development Competition
Eleven Marion County Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) schools will compete in the 5th annual JAG Career Development Conference, focusing on career-building skills.
Read the full release here.
EmployIndy and WorkOne Indy Kick-off "New Year New You" for Local Job Seekers
The campaign aims to expose Marion County residents to the job training and placement services available at no cost by making the resolution to commit to career development.
Read the full release here.
EmployIndy Teams with Lowe's to Fill 1,000 Jobs
This unique partnership will see candidate screening, hiring and training taking place in one location, WorkOne Indy - North.
Read the full release here.
EmployIndy Receives Grant from the Lilly Endowment to Continue Youth Employment Services Program
The $1 million grant will ensure the continued success of the YES program to help vulnerable youth eliminate barriers to successful employment.
Read the full release here.
EmployIndy Awarded $8.4 Million to Train Long-Term Unemployed Residents for STEM-related Positions
The grant, which runs through 2018, will create Employ Up with the goal of equipping participants with STEM-related skills in technology and healthcare to reduce the need for area employers to rely on H-1B visas to fill local positions with foreign workers.

Read the full release here.

EmployIndy Hires a Business Partnership Director and In-House Recruiter to Expand Free Offerings
With these hires, EmployIndy expands its services to include in-house job candidate recruiting, with a focus on the demand-driven needs of local employers in the key wealth-driving industries of the area. These talent development services will be available free of charge.

Read the full release here.

EmployIndy Partners with Citizens Energy Group on PowerTrain Indy Funded Program
The Job Creation and Training Initiative (JCTI) will be coordinated through PowerTrain Indy to offer specific training in areas of pipe fusion, sewer main installation, project management and construction practices.
Download the full release here.

EmployIndy Awarded $1.1 Million to Extend the YouthBuild Indy Program
EmployIndy has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the United States Department of Labor to continue the YouthBuild Indy program. The funding will keep the program, which targets at-risk youth for skills training and workforce preparation, running thru 2017.
Download the full release here.
STEM Program, Job Fair Set for IMS
A STEM Celebration at IMS
May is the month when the Indianapolis Motor Speedway springs to life with “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” the Indianapolis 500. When the racing world converges on the track and our city, the fascination with auto racing ramps up as teams work to get as much speed and performance possible from their cars. Auto racing is truly a great demonstration of the disciplines that are at the forefront of almost every education and workforce program in the country today; STEM – science, technology, engineering and math plays a pivotal role in designing, building, maintaining and driving the fastest race cars in the world.
It is only fitting that the IMS is the site for a celebration of STEM education in Indiana, as Purdue University, EmployIndy, Conexus Indiana and Dallara Indycar Factory team up to present the M-STEM3500. The initiative was developed at Purdue to combine the ‘cool’ of motorsports with a career pull towards manufacturing and medicine to create M-STEM3: Motorsports empowered STEM for Manufacturing and Medicine. The objective of M-STEM3 is to create in Indiana the world’s premier manufacturing workforce.
The M-STEM3500 will happen at IMS on Monday, May 12th and Tuesday, May 13th from 10am to 6pm. Each day will begin with student-focused networking, an information and demonstration event featuring robotics, high school go-kart program, middle school downhill racers and more from 10am to 2pm. Beginning at 2pm, current job seekers may attend a career fair and networking event. Admission is free and open to the public. Organizations interested in participating may contact EmployIndy’s Business Solutions Representative, Lisa Metcalf at 317.684.2256 or lmetcalf@employindy.org. Click here for even more information.
EmployIndy Launches PowerTrain Indy

A total of $1.5 million has been allocated to implement skilled training programs that will directly benefit businesses and residents in and around Downtown Indianapolis, the immediate revitalization area that surrounds it, including Mass Ave and 16 Tech, and neighborhoods such as Haughville, Douglas Park, Riverside Park, Garfield Park, Martindale-Brightwood, Holy Cross and United Northwest Area (UNWA).

Read the full release here

Marion County JAG Schools Prepare for Weekend’s Career Development State Finals

Nine of the ten Marion County Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) schools recently competed in the regional Career Development Conference. The competition focused on career-building skills and qualified sixteen students for the March 14th state finals.

Read the full release here

EmployIndy Names New Business Solutions Representative for IT/Clean Energy Sectors

EmployIndy, the workforce investment board for Indianapolis and Marion County, announces the addition of Marcia Williams to its Business Solutions team. Marcia will oversee the Information Technology and Clean Energy sectors to develop talent creation programs for organizations within those industries.

Read the full release here
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