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New tool helps connect Marion County employers with job seekers

Posted at 2:41 PM, Aug 25, 2020

INDIANAPOLIS – Two organizations have created a job searching tool for Marion County residents affected by COVID-19.

The resource was created by EmployIndy and Ascend Indiana to connect dislocated workers with employers currently hiring. The tool is free for all Marion County residents, as long as they have a high school diploma or equivalency and updated resume.

The program, called the Rapid Re-Employment Response Plan, connects people with jobs or receives career readiness resources like skills training. People will receive personalized support to help navigate their path to applying for a job.

“As the hub for state and regional economic activity, Indianapolis has faced unique economic consequences from the pandemic, including the impact of stricter business restrictions, a decline in conventions and tourism, and job loss across diverse sectors,” said Mayor Joe Hogsett. “The Rapid Re-employment Response plan is a strong step to empower our workers, especially the most vulnerable, to re-enter the workforce and further their careers.”

For more information on the resource, click here.