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DWD's COVID-19 Information

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Latest Unemployment Insurance Information from DWD

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) is reminding Hoosiers that applying for unemployment insurance benefits is completed electronically. Hoosiers can apply on a computer or smart phone.

For more information on unemployment insurance, visit Unemployment.IN.gov. There, Hoosiers can find the Claimant Handbook, Frequently Asked Questions, a link to online filing and more information. Please visit this site frequently for updated information. Click here for the top 8 reasons people wait for their claim.

COVID-19 UI Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants

COVID-19 UI Frequently Asked Questions for Claimants (Spanish)

Guide to Rolling UI Claim Process

COVID-19 UI Frequently Asked Questions for Employers

COVID-19 UI Frequently Asked Questions for Employers (Spanish)

UI Basics For Claimants

UI Basics for Claimants One Pager. This is a clickable image that opens a Word document detailing the best ways to learn about unemployment in Indiana and Contact DWD.
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UI Video

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Job Seeker Resources

Hoosier Talent Network and other DWD Job Search Resources

The Hoosier Talent Network is a new job matching and career planning site powered by Artificial Intelligence to help you quickly find the right job and uncover new opportunities. By understanding your skills and capabilities, the Hoosier Talent Network is able to unlock job and career opportunities based on your unique potential.

Get Started Here!

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Indiana Career Connect is the state’s most prominent online job board powered by the DWD. Includes listing from employers, posting from job seekers, and resources for both employers and candidates including job search apps.

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Use Indiana Career Explorer to explore jobs in demand, assess your skills, and develop a plan to get the education and training you need to begin planning for your future today.

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Indiana Career Ready is your single source providing the tools needed to prepare and find high-demand and high-wage jobs needed now and in the future. Step inside and discover the next level of your career!

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WorkOne Locations

WorkOne Location Update
Following the Governor’s reopening plan, some WorkOne offices are operating on a limited schedule, either serving customers by appointment only or providing services virtually. Others, however, remain closed. Please contact your local WorkOne office via phone or email for information about hours of operation and service availability prior to visiting the office. As a reminder, individuals must apply for unemployment benefits online using a computer, tablet or smart phone. Online filing information can be found at www.Unemployment.IN.gov.

For the latest updates on the WorkOne locations in your region, be sure to check this section and the WorkOne Locations Map.

Employment and Career Services

Need help finding a job, want to explore careers or get career advice?
Call 1-888-436-9092 or use the chat at the bottom of the page (text option available) to talk with an expert and learn about the programs and services available through WorkOne Centers. Call Now
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Indiana's Rapid Recovery Initiative

Career Opportunities, Job Training and Education, and Other Support Services

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development wants to make you aware of an opportunity available to all Hoosiers. Indiana’s Rapid Recovery initiative is designed to provide Hoosiers with resources to assist them in taking their next step in career growth during these challenging times. One of the most powerful tools to help people recover during times like this is the training, education and job search resources that leads them on a pathway to job and career growth.

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Your journey starts here - visit www.yournextstepin.org for more information about jobs that are available throughout Indiana. Also, find information on free education and training resources that can lead to a better job. This includes the more than 10,000 certificates that are now available – free of charge to you. You can also connect to other supports, such as housing and childcare assistance.

Visit www.yournextstepin.org NOW to find everything you need for rapid recovery in these challenging times.

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Ultimate goal: helping Hoosiers take the next step—to get a new job quickly; get a better job through affordable or free education and training; or access other critical support.

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Events and Job Fairs

Job Fairs

Visit our Job Fairs page to see upcoming hiring events! 

Additional Opportunities


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DWD Affected Programs & Policies

High School Equivalency Testing

In response to the COVID-19 situation, the Department of Workforce Development has decided to waive the 60-day time limit for HSE testing (High School Equivalency Testing, DWD Policy 2019-01 ). Any candidate who has sat for the HSE test from January 17, 2020 on and has not completed all 5 tests shall have the 60-day time limit waived. This waiver shall remain in effect until further notice. The waiver affects the policy section below.

Indiana HSE candidates must complete the full battery of HSE tests within sixty (60) calendar days from the start of the first subtest. It is not necessary for candidates to pass all subtests during this timeframe. If the full battery of HSE tests remains incomplete on the sixty-first (61st) day, test scores for completed subtests will be invalidated. Candidates whose scores are invalidated must retake the invalidated tests utilizing a different test form. They will then have sixty (60) calendar days to complete the full HSE test battery. Go to HSE page.

Adult Education

Grant Information

No new Applications for Adult Education and IELCE grant funding will be accepted for this grant competition. (The deadline was Friday, April 10, 2020.) Award notifications were to be announced before the beginning of the new program year, July 1, 2020. Go to Adult Ed Grants & Forms page.

For additional Adult Ed Updates, visit the Program Policy & Guidance page

Office for Career and Technical Schools

COVID-19 (Novel Coronavirus) Accreditation Information

OCTS is charged with insuring that “the premises and conditions under which the students work and study are sanitary, healthful, and safe according to modern standards.”  (IC 22-4.1-21-23 (6))  Please see the OCTS COVID-19 Memo for additional information. Go to OCTS page.

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CARES Act Information

Unemployment and CARES Act: What can PUA Offer? This is a clickable image that opens a PDF version with the same content and common frequently asked questions.
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Unemployment Insurance: Charting the CARES Act. This is a clickable image that details scenarios in a flow chart format that people can find themselves in when determine whether to file for UI benefits
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Indiana Resources

IN State Department of Health:


Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Home page: https://coronavirus.IN.gov

Unemployment Insurance

Indiana Unemployment 

Additional Assistance Resources

Employment and Career Services

Need help finding a job, want to explore careers or get career advice? Call 1-888-436-9092 to talk with an expert and learn about the programs and services available through WorkOne Centers. Call Now

Hoosiers by the Numbers

This page compiles some of the most useful data available to understand the size, scale and scope of the COVID-19 pandemic. http://www.hoosierdata.in.gov/covid19.asp


Your Next Step is here to support Hoosiers like you. Whether you need help finding a job, learning new skills, furthering your education or securing emergency aid to get back on your feet, Your Next Step starts here. Brought to you by the Governor’s Workforce Cabinet, employers, policymakers and other key state and local partners.

Workers' Compensation

Worker's Compensation Board of Indiana: https://www.in.gov/wcb/

General Resources

Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council

Interagency Statement on Pandemic Planning. This guidance reminds financial institutions that business continuity plans should address the threat of a pandemic outbreak and its potential impact on the delivery of critical financial services.

Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering

Interactive map. Shows the coronavirus spread in real-time.

National Association of Insurance Commissioners

Coronavirus Resource Center. This resource page supports the public, business community and insurance professionals understand and manage the risks of the current outbreak of COVID-19.

Society for Human Resource Management

Coronavirus Information and FAQs. This document and the FAQs are intended to provide general information about the novel coronavirus, including how it is transmitted and how you can prevent infection. It does not constitute legal advice on this topic.

NASWA Resources


International Resources

World Health Organization

COVID-19 advice for the public: Myth busters.

Getting your workplace ready. This document provides tips to take action to contain the COVID-19 outbreak for businesses and employers.

Federal Gov. Resources

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coronavirus Disease 2019 Information for Travel. This page includes information about COVID-19 for travelers and travel-related industries.

Interim Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus 2019. The CDC will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.

Handouts and Posters. Download and print fact sheets to post in your office

U.S. Department of Labor

Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)

COVID-19 website. This provides infection prevention information specifically for workers and employers. OSHA is actively reviewing and responding to any complaints regarding workplace protection from novel coronavirus, as well as conducting outreach activities.

Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19. The guidance, developed in collaboration with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is designed to help companies respond in the event of coronavirus in the workplace.

Wage and Hour Division

COVID-19 or Other Public Health Emergencies website. This provides information on common issues employers and employees face when responding to COVID-19, including effects on wages and hours worked under the Fair Labor Standards Act and job-protected leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Workers’ Compensation

Guidance for federal employees and outlines Federal Employees’ Compensation Act coverage as it relates to the novel coronavirus.

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission

Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act. This technical assistance document provides information about Titles I and V of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and pandemic planning in the workplace.

White House Task Force on Coronavirus

Actions for All Americans. This four-page slide deck provides, in part, key tips for keeping workplaces safe when dealing with COVID-19.

A Framework for Mitigation: Implementation of Mitigation Strategies for Communities with Local COVID-19 Transmission. The document provides a series of mitigation strategies that state and local health departments may consider employing upon local transmission of COVID-19.

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Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
Equal Opportunity Employer/Program Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.

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