‘Hoosiers Serving Hoosiers’ Aims to Link Jobseekers with Direct Support and Childcare Jobs

A new online tool seeks to connect those looking for work with the needs that exist during the COVID-19 pandemic. The Indiana Family and Social Services Administration says the state needs people to provide critical care for the elderly and those with disabilities. Child care providers are also needed to watch the kids of first responders, health care professionals, and other essential workers, so they can continue to keep others’ safe.

To help fill those needs, the FSSA has launched Hoosiers Serving Hoosiers. Those willing to help care for kids, the elderly, and those with disabilities can fill out an online form, and the state will try to connect them with job opportunities.

In a video about the service, Indiana Department of Workforce Development Commissioner Fred Payne stressed that while many people have lost their jobs, there’s plenty of direct care work available all over Indiana.