Connecting Young Adults to Employers
Project Indy is comprised of a network of community organizations, employers, and corporate partners who are providing job opportunities, soft-skill development, and job-readiness training to in-school and out-of-school youth in Marion County. The effort is designed to connect employers to young adults for summer jobs, part-time, and full-time opportunities.
Youth employment has immediate benefits that include skill building, career exploration, and the important reward of paycheck. Locally, the effort is also meant to help offer young adults a positive way to spend their time in a productive manner. But youth employment also can significantly affect the long-term career success of a worker. A report from the New Skills at Work initiative of JP Morgan Chase found that teen employment can lead to improved earnings once young people launch their careers in their 20s.
Employers can easily sign up to post jobs into the platform, while young job seekers can sign up for the app, create a profile, and browse jobs nearby using Project Indy’s mobile app, powered by WorkHere. Beyond hiring, employers can also get involved in a variety of other ways, including job shadowing, sharing industry insights with youth, conducting mock interviews, or donating to sponsor a young adult’s job experience.