Elkhart County legislators: New online tool connects Hoosiers to job and career opportunities

Posted by: Allison Vanatsky  | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 2:00 pm

STATEHOUSE (March 24, 2021) Hoosiers seeking a better-paying job can use the state's new Hoosier Talent Network website to match to 1 of more than 135,000 job openings, according to local legislators.

 State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) said the Indiana Department of Workforce Development's new online tool located at in.gov/dwd connects individuals searching for work directly to employers in their desired location. Companies that are hiring can also use the website to connect with candidates.

 "The Hoosier Talent Network provides job seekers an easier path to finding positions that are in line with their skills," King said. "There are thousands of jobs that need to be filled in Indiana, so go online today and check out the opportunities in our area."  

 According to State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart), the platform is powered by artificial intelligence and can understand a job seeker's skills and capabilities to match them to relevant jobs. To get started, Hoosiers create a profile by answering basic questions about themselves, which takes about 5 minutes. Job recommendations will appear based on qualifications and capabilities. Applications can be submitted through the website or through company career sites.

 "Places that are hiring can utilize this tool to find workers with the capabilities and experience they are looking for," Miller said. "It can help take some of the stress out of finding candidates or connecting to local job prospects."  

 State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) encourages local Hoosiers to visit in.gov/dwd to connect to the Hoosier Talent Network, and other education and training resources.

 "This technology could transform the way Hoosiers look for and find meaningful employment," Wesco said. "Creating a profile today could be the first step in taking your career to the next level."


State Rep. Joanna King (R-Middlebury) represents House District

49, which includes the eastern portion of Elkhart County.

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State Rep. Doug Miller (R-Elkhart) represents House District 48,

which includes portions of Elkhart County.

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State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21,

which includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.

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