With the assistance of our Business Services staff, employers are able to determine what services or programs will benefit them specifically. 

Each employer can gain access to a variety of resources, including job postings, candidate recruitment, skills training, job placement, job retention, and more.

Indiana Career Connect: Job Posting Website

Hiring Events/Job Fairs

  • Mini-job fairs in WorkOne offices for employers
  • Promoted through social media and direct messages in Indiana Career Connect
  • Partner with Elected Officials to host job fairs

On the Job Training (OJT)

  • Employers can be reimbursed up to 50% of the employee’s wage for up to 6 months OR $4,500 per eligible new hire
  • Positions must pay at least $10 per hour

WorkKeys Profiling

  • Assess employee’s skills that are needed to do the job at no cost to employers
  • Helps reduce costs of poor hiring decisions and turnovers
  • Assessment and remediation also available

Labor Market Information (Wages, Job Projection)

  • Employers may request county information regarding employee skill levels, average wages, and educational levels

Business Seminars

  • Topics based on employer’s requests
  • Seminars are FREE
  • Held in Evansville, Jasper, Ft. Branch, or Vincennes

Rapid Response

  • Response to company lay-off or downsizing
  • Provides outplacement services to affected employees
  • Also available for employees being terminated

Registered Apprenticeships

  • Recruit and develop highly skilled workers
  • Increase worker productivity, overall skill level and versatility
  • Create flexible training options to ensure workers develop the right skills

Community Involvement

  • Collaboration with businesses, education and communities to create career awareness programs including Teachers’ Manufacturing Bootcamps, Tour of Opportunity, Industry Night and Southwest Indiana STEM Challenge

Next Level Jobs

  • Employers may qualify for reimbursement of up to $5,000 per employee trained and retained for six months up to $50,000 per employer.
  • Employers must submit an application, satisfy eligibility requirements and receive and sign a formal agreement obligating grant funding.
  • Employers must offer training in one of the following industry sectors:
    • Advanced Manufacturing
    • Agriculture
    • IT & Business Services
    • Building & Construction
    • Health & Life Sciences
    • Transportation & Logistics

For training to be eligible for reimbursement, the training must:

  • Be occupational skills training that ties to an in-demand occupation (onboarding training and informal job shadowing does not qualify).
  • Be at least 40 hours in length (minimum) resulting in a certificate or credential upon completion.
  • Ensure a wage gain at the completion of training for current employees trained to new skill sets; there is no current wage requirement for new hires trained.

Work-Based Learning

Work Experience Program

The Youth Work Experience (WEX) Program assists persons between the ages of 16-24 to learn the soft skills of employment, gain insight into possible career opportunities, build a work history and begin to create a professional network.  A WEX is a paid, temporary position, with wages covered by the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act.  

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Registered Apprenticeships

Apprenticeship is a long-standing model that combines paid on-the-job learning and formal classroom instruction to help a person master the knowledge and skills needed for career success.


Southwest Indiana Workforce Board offers FREE business seminars based on topics requested by employers. Seminars are held in Evansville, Jasper, Fort Branch, or Vincennes.