WorkOne Northeast staff met Wednesday with former Navistar International Corp. workers to explain changes in a program that pays for training and other expenses as the displaced workers try to find new jobs.
Benefits under the federal Trade Adjustment Assistance program are administered by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.
One change: Applicants for training no longer have to interview three people already working in the their field of choice.
As a result of streamlining, wait times for approval have dropped from about 10 weeks to less than one week in some cases, officials said Wednesday.
Also, the required essay can now be as short as two or three sentences, a WorkOne employee said.
– Sherry Slater, The Journal Gazette