Muncie Novelty, Doniell Hiser of Montpelier both received WorkOne Achievement Awards

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 Muncie Novelty, Doniell Hiser of Montpelier both received WorkOne Achievement Awards

INDIANAPOLIS (April 12, 2017) – The Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its WorkOne Career Centers hosted their biennial WorkOne Achievement Awards on Tuesday, April 11, 2017, at the Statehouse. The ceremony recognized the success of Hoosier employees and employers who have received services through WorkOne. Muncie Novelty and Doniell Hiser of Montpelier, Ind., were two of 22 recipients who received an employer award and an individual award, respectively. Both recipients were nominated for the award by their local WorkOne center.

Muncie Novelty received a WorkOne Achievement Award for partnering with WorkOne to create employment opportunities for local Hoosiers.

Ed Cowgill (center), Personnel Director of Muncie Novelty and Indiana Ticket Company, is pictured with Commissioner Steve Braun.

Muncie Novelty and Indiana Ticket Company

Founded in 1937, Muncie Novelty, in partnership with the Indiana Ticket Company, creates gaming products including raffle tickets, pull-tabs, coin boards and more. The Muncie-based company recruits employees by hosting job fairs at its local WorkOne center and by utilizing Indiana Career Connect to post open positions.

Doniell Hiser received a WorkOne Achievement Award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for himself. Hiser (center) is pictured with DWD Commissioner Steve Braun.

Doniell Hiser

After being released from incarceration, Hiser utilized the WorkKeys system and earned a silver certificate. Armed with the resources and knowledge he received from WorkOne, Doniell landed a job at Pinnacle Logistics as a freight handler. He’s been working there for more than a year and recently was promoted to Team Lead.


About Indiana Department of Workforce Development

DWD serves the worker and the employer to ensure workplace success. DWD is committed to innovating and invigorating Indiana’s economic future by providing WorkOne Career Centers, Unemployment Insurance, Labor Market Information, Regional Workforce Strategies and Professional Training. Through these services, DWD is able to develop a premier workforce that enables Indiana employers to flourish and entices businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.

For additional information, contact:

Kayli Schroeder, 317-232-7358,

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