Rep. Jim Banks, Purdue Fort Wayne, And Northeast Indiana Works Celebrate Successful Job Fair

(FORT WAYNE) – Rep. Jim Banks (IN-03), Purdue Fort Wayne and Northeast Indiana Works held a virtual job fair today with 29 employers represented. At least 745 jobs were open in the following industries: Educational Services; Finance and Insurance; Government; Health Care and Social Assistance; Manufacturing; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; Retail Trade; and Transportation and Warehousing. 

The job fair had 147 visitors who were able to apply for jobs located in the following counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Jay, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben and Whitley.

Edmond O’Neal, President of Northeast Indiana Works, announced a limited-time opportunity for free short-term training worth up to $10,000 in tuition and fees.

Rep. Jim Banks

“We were thrilled to see job seekers connected to good employers and stable jobs during a pandemic today,” said Rep. Jim Banks. “Northeast Indiana is roaring back to life, and we are poised to keep growing through the fall. Thanks to Purdue and Northeast Indiana Works for helping arrange today’s fair.”

Dr. Ronald Elsenbaumer

“With job fairs of this nature, we want to help position northeastern Indiana for the strongest recovery possible,” said Dr. Ronald Elsenbaumer, Chancellor of Purdue University Fort Wayne. “Thanks to Rep. Banks and his continued support of the businesses and job seekers region-wide by once again sponsoring this annual job fair.”

Edmond O’Neal, President of Northeast Indiana Works

“I’d like to thank Congressman Banks for his steadfast commitment to talent development in our region,” said O’Neal. “The congressman is a former member of the Northeast Indiana Works board and is dedicated to ensuring employers have the skilled workforces they need, not just now but in the future.”

If job seekers didn’t connect with the WorkOne representatives at the job fair, they can follow up on the training by contacting their local WorkOne Northeast career center or by sending an email to and including their name and county of residence.