Through WorkOne Eastern Indiana, we help employers find suitable candidates by:

  • Providing free pre-employment screening of candidates for skills, education, knowledge and employment history using a variety of tools, including WorkKeys and Prove It!.
  • Assisting them in using
  • Conducting hiring events that draw potential employees from throughout our region

Training Services

As your company grows and develops, the following programs can help employers offset the cost of training new employees.

On-the-Job Training                                                   

  • Hands-on training you design
  • Up to 50% of new employees'wages compensated during training
  • Employer receives direct reinbursement
  • Training may last up to 6 months
  • Employer must pay at least $10 per hour
  • Qualified candidates will be referred to you
  • You will evaluate and hire the candidates of your choice

Work Experience

  • Hands on training you design
  • WorkOne pays 100% of the wages directly to worker
  • Training may last up to 6 weeks
  • Qualified candidates will be referred to you
  • Employer endorses worker as a reference
  • Employer has first right to hire worker full-time

Apprenticeships (DOL recognized)

  • Hands on training you design
  • Prepare workers for a desired trade or profession
  • Industry issued, nationally recognized credentials
  • Incremental wage increases as proficiency progresses
  • Continued labor for agreed period of time


Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC)

The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a federal tax credit for private sector employers to encourage the hiring of job seekers who traditionally have difficulty finding employment, such as some Hoosier Veteran groups, individuals who have utilized public assistance, ex-felons, disabled individuals and certain groups of Hoosier youth.  the main objective of this program is to enable these targeted groups to move from economic dependency to self-sufficiency as they earn a steady income and become taxpayers, while the participating employers are compensated by being able to reduce their federal income tax liability.

WOTC reduces an employer's cost of doing business and requires little paperwork.  Helping those in need find and retain good jobs and gain on-the-job experience benefits all employers and increases America's economic growth and productivity.

  • Employers make the hiring decision
  • There is no limit to the number of new hires who can qualify the employer for the tax savings.
  • There is minimal paperwork needed to claim the WOTC.

Prove It!

Eastern Indiana WorkOne provides employers with NO COST assessments for measuring applicant skills sets.  Prove It has more than 1,200 validated assessments to use as a screening tool.  this tool is available to organizations that utilize the WorkOne Centers to assist in the hiring process.  It can also be tailored to an employers specific needs.

Prove It is a validated assessment that adheres to EEOC guidelines and provides instant test results so you can make informed hiring decisions in a rapid fashion.

Examples of available occupational assessments include: Accounting, Basic Office Skills, Call Center, Financial, Healthcare, Industrial, Microsoft Office, Office/Professional, Software

Each assessment has specific tasks that are needed by that occupation.  Examples of occupations are:  Electrician, Food Production Worker, General Maintenance, and Mechanical Engineer.  In addition to specific occupational skills, Prove It has basic industry-specific skills assessments such as Blueprint Reading, Basic Ruler Reading, Warehouse Knowledge, Industrial Skills and Office Skills.

Your Business Services Team will review the assessments with you and allow you to pick and choose which assessments fit your needs.  Once the assessments are identified and tailored to your organization, applicants may be assessed at your local WorkOne Center.  The professional staff at WorkOne will be able to screen applicants that meet your required assessment level.  This immediately cuts out several hours of reviewing and interviewing unqualified applicants.

National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC)

The National Career Readiness Certificate, via ACT's WorkKeys testing, helps employers identify whether individuals possess the skills commonly associated with success when entering employment, advancing to a new position, or starting a training program.  The credential confirms the relationship between an individual's skills and skill levels associated with on-the-job performance set by the employer.