City of Noblesville Welcomes New Workforce Development Manager

05/15/2020

Mayor Chris Jensen announced today that Noblesville has hired Chuck Haberman as the city’s workforce development manager. A repurposed position in the Economic Development Department, Haberman will serve as the city’s authority on workforce development innovation.

Haberman“We have focused resources and policy initiatives around workforce development as part of a growing recognition that a strong and dynamic workforce is one of the most important elements of successful economic development efforts,” Jensen said. “The topic of workforce development has gained momentum as we have already seen the effects of COVID-19 in our community. A dedicated person that focuses on the economic growth of our city is now more important than ever and Chuck brings exactly what we are looking for to the table.”

Haberman comes to the city with 14 years of experience. Most recently at Gaylor Electric, Haberman created the Workforce Management Program, which worked to cultivate an environment of trust, engagement, and accountability to excellence to optimize Gaylor’s workforce.

Haberman is chairman of the Hamilton County Workforce Innovation Network and is the board president for the Association for Talent Development in Central Indiana. Haberman also is a decorated veteran of the United State Marine Corps, where he served as a combat engineer.

“It is an exciting opportunity to have the privilege to work for the betterment of my hometown and be a part of its exponential growth,” Haberman said. “My prior experience aligns well with this new role and I’m eager to dig in and be a part of Noblesville’s next chapter.”

Workforce and Economic Development is one of Jensen’s policy pillars and priority areas of focus. Noblesville has shifted efforts to focus business attraction in the medical technology, life sciences and manufacturing sectors that will deliver quality mid and high wage jobs. The city’s comprehensive workforce and economic development strategies feature ongoing communication and collaboration with employers, educators, and other community partners to align business recruitment and retention plans with training and workforce pipeline development efforts.

“Our administration is proactively looking ahead for COVID-19 recovery opportunities to work with existing businesses to train, re-train and upskill workforce within the city,” Jensen said.