Rapid Re-employment Response

Get the help you need to find a job in Marion County.

Our free online tool connects you with employers and resources to advance your career. Through the Ascend Network, you’ll receive individualized support to get you ready for your next job.

Here’s How It Works In Three Easy Steps:
  1. Create a login.
  2. Answer a few short questions about yourself.
  3. Get personalized support to navigate your job search.

Looking to improve your job search skills? Check out some of these tips on workoneindy.com.

Are you An Employer Looking to Hire?

By joining the Network, you will be connected to a pre-vetted pool of qualified candidates. Schedule a meeting with an Employer Representative to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Ascend Network?

The Ascend Network is a free online tool that combines a software platform with individualized support enabling you to connect with jobs, career readiness resources, and skills training.

Do I have to pay to use the Ascend Network?

No! The Ascend Network is a completely free online tool. Job seekers will never be asked to pay for anything.

Do I have to meet certain criteria to be eligible to use the Ascend Network?

As part of the Rapid Re-Employment Response, anyone who lives or wants to work in Marion County is eligible to use the Ascend Network. In order to begin connecting with employers right away, you must also have a high school diploma (or equivalency) and have an updated resume. You will then be connected to Ascend Indiana and/or EmployIndy for personalized assistance in finding a job.

What if I don’t have a high school diploma (or equivalency) or an updated resume?

If you don’t have a high school diploma (or equivalency) or an updated resume, you will be connected with career readiness resources and/or opportunities to further your education to prepare for the job search. Those who are aged 18-24 will be directed to YES Indy, while those that are over age 24 will be directed to WorkOne Indy for career support.

When will I meet with a person one-on-one?

After you create a login, you’ll answer a few questions and be directed to the appropriate resource. If you are directed to WorkOne Indy, you will need to reach out (via phone or email) to WorkOne Indy to schedule a meeting. For those directed to continue on with the Ascend Network, a representative from EmployIndy or Ascend Indiana will reach out to schedule a time to learn about your skills and interests and help you begin connecting with job opportunities. In either case, it may take a few days to hear back from a representative, who will schedule a time to meet with you. If you live or want to work outside of Marion County, you will be connected to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development’s list of regional WorkOne locations.

What if I don’t feel comfortable having a meeting in-person?

Don’t worry! This tool is virtual, and your one-on-one meeting will be held via phone or video conference.

Do I have to be a certain age to use the online tool?

You must be at least 18 years of age to use this online tool. If you are 18-24 and do not have a high school diploma (or equivalency) and updated resume, you will be directed to YES Indy. From there, you can further your education and receive resources to help you prepare for the job search.

Can this tool help me apply for or access unemployment insurance?

The Ascend Network is focused on connecting individuals to job search and job placement resources. We do not have the ability to access any information on unemployment insurance benefits. This information can be found on an UpLink account after an individual has filed for unemployment insurance, or at unemployment.in.gov.

I’m from a community-based organization and would like to help my clients access these resources. How can I direct them?

Great! You can direct any clients who live or want to work in Marion County to www.employindy.org/rapidreemploymentresponse

I need technical assistance. How can I receive help?

If you require technical assistance, please email support@ascendindiana.com. You should hear from someone within 24 hours between Monday-Friday.



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The Rapid Re-Employment Response plan is a coordinated effort by the Regional Workforce Partnership (RWP) comprised of nonprofits, employers, state agencies, and community organizations. At the request of Mayor Joe Hogsett, the RWP has turned its collaborative efforts toward a unified plan to assist residents of Indianapolis in getting back to work as quickly as possible.