Joining the Workforce

Joining the Workforce

The skilled workforce in Northeast Indiana brings equal parts grit, knowledge and humility to the office, manufacturing floor and distribution center.

Northeast Indiana’s vision for the future is inclusive and prosperous for businesses and talent across the region. Real estate development and revitalization efforts are underway in every corner of Northeast Indiana, with investments totaling more than $2 billion throughout 11 counties within the last few years.

And the work is not completed. From new sports stadiums to trails to industrial parks, Northeast Indiana has aggressive plans to show the world why it makes business better.


By partnering with regional workforce development organizations like Northeast Indiana Works and WorkOne Northeast career centers, Northeast Indiana is investing in the region’s talent. Northeast Indiana Works is a publicly funded workforce development organization that provides employment and training services for employers and workers in the 11-county region of Northeast Indiana. Employers benefit from customized recruitment/hiring events, applicant screening and assessment activities, development and support of training programs for new hires and assistance with a variety of new hire processes based upon employer needs.

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General Motors and BAE Systems each employ thousands at production facilities. Major instruments retailer Sweetwater, steel manufacturer Steel Dynamics, medical device company Zimmer Biomet and luggage maker Vera Bradley are headquartered in Northeast Indiana. 


Life Considerations for Joining the Workforce Path

Look at the sliders to review this career path to see if it makes sense for your situation, needs, and wants.

Autonomy/Independent Work
Collaboration/Group Work
Clock in and Out
Accomplish Things
Foundation to success
I can learn on the job
Not important
Very important
A little is OK
It's an investment in myself
A job well done
On location
Desk job
On the go
On the job
In a classroom
I can wait
Be a boss

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