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.
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Johnson County, Indiana
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.
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.
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.
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.