Daily Journal staff reports
Long-term unemployed or underemployed Johnson County residents can receive free job preparation, training and experience through a U.S. Department of Labor program.
Employ Up focuses on helping residents develop skills to succeed in healthcare and tech industries.
Residents eligible for Employ Up must have been without a job for 27 weeks or longer.
Residents who are underemployed also are eligible. Underemployed residents are those who are working below their skill or education level, at low-paying jobs or at part-time jobs while searching for full-time employment that meets their skill level.
The Employ Up program offers each program participant a coach, provides an employee assistance program, a 5-week Career Prep workshop, skills and on-the-job training and job placement services.
The program, Employ Up, is operated by EmployIndy, Marion County’s workforce development board, and services are available to residents in Indianapolis and surrounding counties.
Employ Up has partnered with local information technology, healthcare and life sciences companies to provide free training, internships and job placement opportunities.
Residents can apply for the program through WorkOne Franklin or by visiting the Employ Up website at employup.org.