AT HEART, WORKONE PROVIDES EMPLOYMENT-RELATED SERVICES TO INDIVIDUALS
AND EMPLOYERS IN FIVE COUNTIES SPANNING NORTH-CENTRAL INDIANA
orkOne Northern Indiana, at heart, is a service organization that relies on public funding to fulfill its mission. With an emphasis on service, staff members routinely call forth their empathy when providing services to individuals as well as businesses.
|IMPORTANT SOFT SKILLS
TO ANSWER THE QUESTION:
What Does an Employer Expect of Me as an Employee?
|● Come to work every day on time.|
|● Follow directions.|
|● Apply good listening skills.|
|● Concentrate on your work.|
|● Recognize problems and find solutions.|
|● Manage time effectively.|
|● Maintain a safe work environment.|
|● Be honest and dependable.|
|● Dress properly and practice good grooming.|
|● Be cooperative.|
|● Have a positive attitude.|
WorkOne's services include providing a welcoming attitude and environment to visitors as well as offering Hoosiers assessments and skills training. In addition, staff members on the Employment Team in WorkOne's centers throughout north-central Indiana provide job-related counseling and coaching to people residing in Region 2 (Elkhart, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall and Saint Joseph counties). The five-county region features approximately 23,500 employers, a labor force of some 310,000 workers and job seekers, and 617,700 residents in 2015. The population in Region 2 comprises 9.3 percent of Indiana's total population of 6.62 million.
As an American Job Center (AJC) under the federal Workforce Inno-vation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), WorkOne delivers services based on a model that emphasizes sector partnerships and career pathways, as well as removing employer-identified skills gaps in order to meet the hiring needs of local employers.
The Northern Indiana Workforce Board, which governs the activities of WorkOne, has determined the following sectors to be high-wage and high-demand industries in Region 2:
TRANSPORTATION & WARE-HOUSING, INCLUDING LOGISTICS;
PROFESSIONAL & TECHNOLOGY SERVICES; &
In offering training services to individuals, WorkOne em- phasizes abilities and behaviors that are vital to Northern Indiana employers; these traits include technical abilities, such as math, writing and computer use, as well as "soft skills," which include aspects that answer the following question: "what does an employer expect of me as a employee" (see chart above).