Priscilla Jackson of North Vernon received WorkOne Achievement Award

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Priscilla Jackson of North Vernon received WorkOne Achievement Award

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. One of 22 recipients, Priscilla Jackson of North Vernon, Ind., received an individual award for overcoming several employment barriers and personal challenges, and for pursuing a better life for herself. She was nominated for the award by her local WorkOne center.

Priscilla Jackson

Accompanied by Youth Case Manager Valorie Fisher, Jackson is pictured with DWD Commissioner Steve Braun.

Jackson enrolled in the WIOA youth program as a 23-year-old single mother of two boys. Her case manager set up a six-week work experience with a local daycare provider. After completing the work experience, Jackson was hired on full-time, and is currently employed there. She is now in the process of buying a house, and hopes that by next year she will achieve her dream of opening an in-home daycare.


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.

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Kayli Schroeder, 317-232-7358,

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