Opportunities fair will highlight Allen County manufacturers


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News release from Northeast Indiana Works:

Opportunities Fair Will Highlight Allen County Manufacturers

(September 29, 2014) – A CEO roundtable composed of Allen County manufacturers will host an Allen County Manufacturing Opportunities Fair from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Oct. 4 at Parkview Field.

The event, organized by the manufacturing roundtable, Greater Fort Wayne Inc., and Northeast Indiana Works, is designed to showcase the technologies of area manufacturers as well as current and projected career opportunities in the manufacturing sector.

High school students and other individuals seeking job opportunities in the manufacturing sector are encouraged to attend. The event is free to visitors and will be inside Parkview Field’s Lincoln Event Center behind the right-field wall.

Manufacturing is critical to Allen County’s economy; it is the county’s second-largest employer and average weekly manufacturing wages in the county are almost $300 higher than the average for all industry sectors combined. Moreover, there is currently a robust need for skilled manufacturing talent in Allen County.

“This will be great opportunity for young people and adults to explore exciting careers in the high-tech, growing manufacturing arena,” said Mark Becker, CEO of Greater Fort Wayne Inc. “In northeast Indiana, manufacturing plays a vital role in producing products for numerous industries, including automotive, defense and health care. We need to ensure that pathways to careers in those areas are promoted and easily accessible.”


About Northeast Indiana Works
Northeast Indiana Works, the region’s workforce investment board, provides public and private financial and employment resources to businesses and individuals for education and skills training to meet the needs of regional industries. The nonprofit sets policy for how public and private funds are utilized to support talent development. It also operates and staffs the 11 county-based WorkOne Northeast career centers in the region. Individuals and companies may access resources and services by visiting or calling WorkOne in their county. To find your local WorkOne, log on to www.indianacareerready.com.

About Greater Fort Wayne Inc
Greater Fort Wayne Inc. is the organization that unifies the Fort Wayne?Allen County Economic Development Alliance, the Greater Fort Wayne Chamber of Commerce, and Leadership Fort Wayne, serving as the primary point of contact for economic growth in Greater Fort Wayne. In addition, the Downtown Improvement District is also working toward an affiliation with Greater Fort Wayne Inc. Together, we’re growing a more prosperous, vibrant community in Greater Fort Wayne. To learn more about Greater Fort Wayne Inc., visit www.GreaterFortWayneInc.com.


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