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OneZone and Ascend Indiana to attract talent to Hamilton County by connecting employers with college students looking for jobs and internships

(CARMEL and FISHERS, Ind.) – OneZone, the Chamber of Commerce for Fishers and Carmel, Ind., and Ascend Indiana, the talent and workforce development initiative of the Central Indiana Corporate Partnership, are announcing a collaboration to help college students find jobs – and employers to find talent – during these challenging times.

OneZone is offering their employer members an opportunity to join the Ascend Network, a software platform and team of recruiters that connect students and recent graduates with an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or certificate to Indiana jobs and internships.

“Hamilton County remains a great place to work, and as employers prepare for the impending workforce recovery, we want to make sure they have all the tools necessary to meet their employment needs, and that includes having available early-in-career talent. Our member, Ascend Indiana, is helping us to do that,” said Jack Russell, interim president, OneZone.

To participate, OneZone members can submit information through a short form on the OneZone website: onezonecommerce.com. Employers will then be connected to Ascend to begin the process of sharing their open jobs and internships with students and recent graduates.

“While employers and students are facing unprecedented challenges, the Ascend Network is a unique approach to aligning talent with opportunities in the region, now and in the future,” said Jason Kloth, president and CEO, Ascend Indiana. “Students from 27 Indiana higher education institutions have joined the Network, and they have submitted 13,000 applications to employers for open positions.”

OneZone is hoping to register more than 25 employer members by the end of the year.

About Ascend Indiana

Ascend Indiana seeks to ensure every Indiana employer has access to the skilled workforce necessary to thrive, and every Indiana citizen has the opportunity to pursue a meaningful career. Ascend is a catalyst across industry sectors to help connect the supply of skilled talent to demand from employers through scalable programs and innovative solutions. To learn more visit, www.ascendindiana.com.