Neighborhood Frameworks | EmployIndy

Empowering high-potential organizations

As a funding intermediary, EmployIndy is charged with ensuring that resources are used as effectively as possible to benefit the residents of Marion County. By articulating specific outcome measures, we ensure that funding recipients demonstrate an impact based on best practices and employer needs. But funding recipients should not have to act alone – EmployIndy provides training and technical assistance to help them achieve and measure outcomes.

Additionally, EmployIndy is effectively working to connect neighborhood entities such as educators, community-based organizations, and employers. Together and with EmployIndy’s guidance, an ecosystem can form with a common, positive direction for the workforce.

“Through direct funding and human capital, EmployIndy can assist community partners to maximize service outcomes.”
Chelsea Meldrum, EmployIndy Chief Development & External Affairs Officer

By 2022, EmployIndy wants to have a 50% increase the number of residents served within our target impact areas.

Engaging a disconnected labor force

Traditionally, there have been too many hurdles between employment services and those who need services the most. As the regional funder of WorkOne American Job Centers, EmployIndy is working with Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) Indianapolis to provide more agile services that meet job seekers where they live. This involves relocation of brick-and-mortar offices to a location more befitting of our Target Impact Areas while also deploying coordinated “mobile WorkOne services” within community-based organizations. By mitigating the transportation barrier, the opportunity to utilize life-changing career services increases significantly.

“You can’t focus on career exploration if your basic needs aren’t met.”
Attendee, Strategic Planning Audit Community Listening Session

In order to improve the number of residents served, EmployIndy’s goal is to be working with at least 75% of all local partner organizations by 2022.

Getting a seat at the table

No one organization has all the resources to do it alone, and there is much to be gained by representing our goals and tactics among peers and partners around Central Indiana. As experts in workforce development, EmployIndy’s voice lends valuable influence among taskforces, steering committees, and overlapping initiatives. We are committed to playing an active role in these conversations, sharing data, staff, and other resources as needed to advance Marion County’s workforce ecosystem.

“There are others around Indy doing great things – we need to align our efforts to maximize outcomes.”
Angela Carr Klitzsch, EmployIndy CEO

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TIF Training Grants

The funding for TIF Training Grants comes from the NextLevel Jobs program, overseen by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. These grantees are reimbursed for their work to hire, train, and retain Indianapolis workers. It removes the financial barriers that many employers face during the hiring process and allows them to provide opportunities for growth and employee success throughout the training process.

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The vision behind NextLevel Jobs stems from the need to engage the current workforce and provide individuals with opportunities to grow within their company. In order to receive reimbursement for hiring and training, the employee must stay on for at minimum six months.

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