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Johnson County, Indiana

Work Ready Framework helps soften impact of layoffs at Celadon December 16, 2019

A trucking giant with a logistics warehouse in Greenwood closed abruptly Monday, laying off hundreds of employees locally, and thousands globally. Johnson County  has resources in place to help the hundreds of local Celadon employees who lost their jobs suddenly, including the local WorkOne office and the Work Ready Communities program for employees as they review their skills and consider future employment, according to Dana Monson, executive director of the Johnson County Development Corp.

Quality workforce helps lures Energizer Battery to Franklin, IN November 19, 2019

Energizer Battery announced plans to bring 440 new jobs to Franklin, Indiana, in Johnson County, a Work Ready Community in Progress.  Dana Monson with the Johnson County Development Corporation, noted the city and county has been working hard to be proactive in community development to attract talent and skill-up existing talent to create a viable workforce.

Indy burb enjoys stronger alignment in pursuit of Work Ready Communities February 02, 2019

The strength of a community can be measured in many ways. And everyone knows that when the job market is strong, the community thrives.  In Johnson County, the ACT Work Ready Community program was launched earlier this month by the Johnson County Development Corporation. ACT Work Ready communities are billed as a part of a national infrastructure creating community-based networks to link, align and match America’s workforce.

RTV6 News: Indy's Johnson County launches Work Ready Communities initiative January 24, 2019

Indianapolis ABC affiliate RTV6 featured Johnson County, Indiana's official launch to become a Work Ready Community. The news feature highlights WorkKeys NCRC availability at the Johnson County Library and covers efforts to connect certified job candidates with local employers.

Program aims to prepare job seekers, help employers with hiring process November 30, -0001

With the county’s launch as a participant in the ACT Work Ready Communities program earlier this year, any county resident will have the ability to get a National Career Readiness Certificate. When people have the certificate, employers will be able to make better hiring decisions, as they will be able to see how well candidates understand math, graphics and documents such as policies and memos they may see in the workplace.

This website reports the ACT® WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates earned at the county and state level and the progress being made by those participating states and counties in the ACT Work Ready Community initiative. This site only represents data stored in the ACT RegiSTAR™ system, a web-based reporting and management tool for ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificates.

State and national ACT WorkKeys NCRC data runs from January 2006 through July 31, 2022 , while county-level data is starting from January 2012. State job profile data runs from January 2007 through July 31, 2022 , while national job profile data reaches back to 1993. Again, please note that county-level ACT WorkKeys NCRC data collection began in January 2012 for WorkKeys Internet Version, and in July 2012 for pencil and paper assessments. State and national certificate totals include historical data prior to 2012.

WorkKeys® assessments are used across the nation, and many states have built their own Career Readiness Certificates based upon WorkKeys assessment results. You will find an asterisk denoting those states. This website will continue to evolve as the first two rounds of participating states give us feedback on what they would like to see -- and based on your feedback, as well.

Please contact us if you have comments, questions or would like to receive more information.