WorkOne Reach

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With an office in Lafayette and an office in Kokomo, there are two WorkOne REACH Centers in our region. WorkOne REACH assists employers with a variety of workforce services and provides enhanced screening and assessment services to strategic partners.

WorkOne Reach Features:

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Access to WorkKeys

To be successful in any business, a skilled and flexible workforce is required. To help you hire the right people with the right skills, we can create a “job profile” to define duties and take the guess work out of recruiting, by identifying the skills needed.

How do I get started and how does it work?

  • Easy, one page application for employers
  • Must have a hiring need
  • Positions must pay at least $10.00/hour
  • Profilers work with company experts to define profiles based on job duties and skills required
  • It takes less than one week to complete each profile
  • You retain all documentation
  • Once a profile is created, WorkOne REACH staff can test through WorkKeys, recruit and screen potential employees that meet your needs

For more information regarding Region 4 Workforce Board’s use of WorkKeys, contact Director Capacity Building/Business Consultant Chris Waymire at (765) 807-0883 or by email.

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On-the-Job Training

Are you thinking of hiring a new team member?

On-the-Job Training money is available for new hires.  There is funding available for partial reimbursement of a new hire’s wages during your training period to offset your training costs. You have the opportunity to train employees your way, with your customized training.  

How does it work?

  • When you are ready to hire, contact the WorkOne REACH Center. There is some paperwork that will need to be processed.
  • Qualified applicants will be matched to approved job openings.
  • Eligible applicants include unemployed workers who have been displaced/laid off from their jobs through no fault of their own and they require some training to comply with your job opening skills needed.
  • Positions must pay at least $10.00/hour
  • We can pay up to 50% of the new hire wages for up to 6 months

For more information contact your closest WorkOne REACH center.

BPE

Business & Professional Exchange (BPE)

We encourage employers to be active Business & Professional Exchange (BPE) partners serving the central Indiana job market. The BPE provides business and professional staff and middle- upper-level managers with a forum to develop re-employment strategies and to network with employers and one another on a weekly basis. BPE is a great place to find qualified, experienced professionals to fill white collar position vacancies. The return on your investment can be rewarding – and substantial:

  • Assistance in managing the expense and complexity of recruiting
  • Insight into the employment market through participation in our programs
  • Access to our roster of qualified candidates in all business disciplines for part-time, full-time, temporary and contract positions

For more information contact: Chris Waymire at 765-807-0883

Indiana Career Connect

Indiana Career Connect is the State of Indiana’s NO CHARGE service to match qualified applicants to employers.

 As an employer you will have access to:

  • An extensive database of job seekers with the right skills and qualifications.
  • The ability to post job openings at no charge.
  • Customized searches that allow you to find the right candidates.
  • Access to staff assistance to get your jobs posted and find candidates.
  • Information on labor availability and labor market data.

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Work Opportunity Tax Credit

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit for employers, to encourage hiring job seekers who traditionally have difficulty finding employment, such as some Hoosier Veteran groups, individuals who have utilized welfare programs, ex-felons, disabled individuals and certain groups of Hoosier youth.

Employers can earn a tax credit of between $1200 and $9600 per employee, depending on the target group of the new employee and the number of hours worked in the first year.

For more information go to the Indiana Dept. of Workforce website.

Locations

In order to best serve employers, the WorkOne REACH Centers partner with WorkOne from separate locations, ensuring that employers who choose WorkOne REACH receive the individual attention that they deserve.

WorkOne REACH Center of Kokomo
700 E Firmin
Suite 101
Kokomo, IN 46902

Phone 765-477-1906

WorkOne REACH Center of Lafayette
976 Mezzanine Drive
Suite B
Lafayette, IN 47905

Phone 765-854-1401

Learn more about WorkOne REACH through WorkOne West Central