EmployIndy teams up with Ten Point to reach people in high unemployment areas, educate youth

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 4, 2016)-- EmployIndy offers job preparedness services and training in central Indiana, but often they can't reach the people who need jobs and support the most. Now, for the first time, EmployIndy is taking an innovative approach to solving that problem by partnering with the Ten Point Coalition.

"The real issue is jobs and we want to provide a path for them to be able to be successful and we are going to go where they are. We are going to go where they are hanging out," said Rev. Charles Harrison.

EmployIndy will be going into the neighborhoods and walking the streets with Rev. Charles Harrison and Ten Point volunteers to reach areas where unemployment is high and meet with people who may not be able to get to the EmployIndy and Workforce sites.

"The traffic isn’t coming into the WorkOne locations like it used to.  We have to now actively get out into the community and find these at risk youth, dislocated workers and get them enrolled some of our services," said John Spanogle, VP of Operations for EmployIndy.

They will also be reaching out to young people and help to prepare them for the work force. Phase two of the plan will be offering summer employment to young people who want to work and gain experience for a success future.

Look for more details to be rolled out from the Mayor's Office and EmployIndy in the next few months.