Monday, November 15, 2010

Indianapolis Private Industry Council Changes Name to EmployIndy WorkOne Center on Indianapolis’ Northside to Relocate on December 1

Mayor Greg Ballard today announced that the Indianapolis Private Industry Council has changed its name to EmployIndy, which better describes the mission and the organization’s work in Marion County.

"EmployIndy is an important and active partner with the City of Indianapolis and Develop Indy in preparing and training a pipeline of workers to meet the employment needs of existing and prospective new companies, ultimately strengthening the economic vitality of Indianapolis," said Mayor Ballard.

EmployIndy is the Workforce Investment Board for Marion County, administering millions of dollars in federal, state, local and private funds to support workforce development services and initiatives for job seekers and employers in Indianapolis. It is the operator of the three WorkOne centers in Marion County, providing:

* Business solutions to employers, including job recruiting, candidate assessment and placement.
* Educational recruitment to build the educational and occupational skill sets for Marion County’s workforce.
* Candidate training and development, preparing job seekers for work.

“EmployIndy supports partnerships that focus on preparing people to work in high growth sectors, such as life sciences, information technology, advanced manufacturing, logistics, motorsports and energy and green construction,” said EmployIndy President and CEO Brooke Huntington. “We are evolving to more strategically direct our funds and services to prepare workers for the high demand jobs of today and in the future.”

WorkOne College Park to Relocate

WorkOne Express, which specializes in services to businesses and experienced workers, will relocate from its current location at College Park and begin operating in nearby space beginning Dec. 1. The center at 8910 Purdue Road, Suite 300, will close for two days on Nov. 29 and 30 and reopen in a new 12,000 square-foot space at Parkstone at 9002 N. Purdue Road, Suite 200. The expanded space will enhance EmployIndy’s business solutions services to area employers and provide comprehensive recruitment and preparation of candidates for EmployIndy’s most recent federally funded job initiatives Health Care Careers Initiative (HCCI) and PriorITIZE.

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