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Looking For Work

Work One Northwest Indiana
Regional Employment Assistance Services, help with UPLINK CSS and other services.
116 N Van Rensselaer St
Rensselaer - (219) 866-4330

Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development
Job matching and other services

211 W Washington St. Suite A
Rensselaer, IN 47978
(219) 866-2121

Job Search Assistance

Indiana Career Connect
Official job search engine of Indiana Work One.
Owned by Gannett Co, Inc., Tribune Company, The McClatchy Company, and Microsoft Corp., CareerBuilder offers a vast online and print network to help job seekers connect with employers. powers the career sites for more than 9,000 Web sites, including 140 newspapers and broadband portals such as MSN and AOL.
Job search engine that only lists jobs taken directly from company websites, typically unadvertised outside of company websites. All job listings are from real companies. You won't find work-at-home scams, recruiters, or staffing agencies. If you choose to apply to a position you do so directly to the employer.
Monster pioneered the business of digital recruiting in 1994, and now focus world-wide with a presence in approximately 50 countries around the world. Owns several focused recruitment and career sites including, and

Recommended by Patrons
Indeed has over 50 million unique visitors and 1 billion job searches per month. Since 2004, Indeed has given job seekers free access to millions of jobs from thousands of company websites and job boards. Indeed is a privately held company founded by Paul Forster and Rony Kahan, with investors including The New York Times Company, Allen & Company, and Union Square Ventures.
National employment service based in Richmond, Virgina, that advertises hourly positions from cashiers to fast food and more. Has a whole category of jobs for teens.

Jobs for Teens (
This guide gives good advice about where to look for work as a  teenager, how to prepare for your first job, and at what age you can look for a job.

Adult Education

TASC - read more about the new test for the Indiana High School Equivalency Diploma in our FAQ, and get links to test prep materials.

Indiana Career Training and Adult Education website (

Special Needs Employment Assistance

Comprehensive Developmental Centers (CDC) Heartland Employment Services (219) 583-8227

Unemployment Assistance

UPLINK - Indiana Unemployment Claim Form

Indiana Resource Guide for the Unemployed (PDF)

Indiana Dept. of Workforce Development

Indiana Employment Statistics

Hoosiers by the Numbers
A site of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development