On Thursday it was announced eight WorkOne northeast career centers have been closed to in-person visits indefinitely and in-person services have been reduced at centers in Fort Wayne, Marion and DeKalb, according to a press release.

“The actions, effective immediately, are designed to protect WorkOne customers, staff members, their families and the community at large as the region and nation tackle COVID-19,” stated the release.

People must file for unemployment benefits online by computer or smartphone at www.unemployment.in.gov and can search for jobs online at www.indianacareer connect.com.

Services at career centers in Fort Wayne, Marion and DeKalb will be limited to self-service use of computers to file online for unemployment benefits or search for jobs online.

People will be able to contact by phone staff at the centers in Angola, Bluffton, Columbia City, Decatur, Huntington, Kendallville, LaGrange and Wabash during regular operating hours and days.

The numbers for those centers are: Angola, 260-624-2004; Bluffton, 260-824-0855; Columbia City, 260-248-8611; Decatur, 260-724-4963; Huntington, 260-356-2858; Kendallville, 260-599-1000; LaGrange, 260-499-4835; and Wabash, 260-563-8421.

For more information, visit www.neinworks.org.