State Offering Assistance to Former ITT Employees

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, EmployIndy and WorkOne Central Indiana have activated the state's Rapid Response team to assist employees in Carmel and Indianapolis affected by the closure of Carmel-based ITT Educational Services Inc. The team will focus on providing displaced workers with local employment opportunities.

The team will pair WorkOne staff with the employees to develop a re-employment plan as soon as possible. Displaced workers will also be provided with resume assistance, interview workshops and skills assessments.

The DWD says the first Rapid Response session for displaced employees will be announced soon.

ITT employed more than 8,000 workers throughout the country. Just hours after the closure was announced Tuesday, Inside INdiana Business reporter Mary-Rachel Redman caught up with a former ITT Tech employee, who said he learned he had lost job through an email.

The U.S. Department of Education announced Tuesday it was offering ITT Tech students the option to have their federal loans discharged. Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers and Ivy Tech Community College also said they are working to develop options for displaced students.  

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