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Indiana’s HIRE program and PACE Indy help ex-offenders find work

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Indiana’s HIRE program and PACE Indy help ex-offenders find work

By Isaac Gleitz TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—When Jeannie Reed was released from prison in 2018, she sought guidance from PACE Indy, an Indianapolis organization that enables ex-offenders to support themselves after jail time. “I don’t think I would be where I am today if I hadn’t been able to find this building,” Reed said. “I walked in […]

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What difference will federal stimulus package make to Hoosiers?

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What difference will federal stimulus package make to Hoosiers?

By Erica Irish  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Federal aid is on its way to Americans after President Donald Trump signed a coronavirus relief bill into law Sunday night.  The $900 billion stimulus package is the first significant effort in nine months to get financial aid to the people and institutions most affected by the ongoing pandemic. […]

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Limited vaccines, federal assistance carry Hoosiers into the holiday season

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Limited vaccines, federal assistance carry Hoosiers into the holiday season

By Taylor Wooten TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—By Wednesday, 40,000 healthcare workers will have received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Hoosiers can find more hope in the $900 billion federal COVID-19 stimulus bill passed Monday by Congress, which will give $600 to individuals and supplement unemployment benefits.  “Last Friday, after all of our vaccinating hospitals received their first shipment […]

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Indiana small business owners unsure about future

By LaMonte RichardsonTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— The latest National Federation of Independent Business report showed that Indiana small business owners expecting better business conditions over the next six months declined by 19 points in November, to a net 8%. The latest NFIB survey contains both good and bad news, said Barbara Quandt, NFIB Indiana State director. She […]

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Virtual job fairs feature employers in the Crawfordsville area

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Two job fairs hosted by the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and the Region 4 Workforce Development Board will be held in mid-December featuring nine companies with openings in west central and northwest Indiana.  The first virtual job fair is scheduled to run from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. next Friday, Dec. 11. Attending will […]

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ISTA and Chamber of Commerce unite with mask-up message

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana State Teachers Association and the Indiana Chamber of Commerce are uniting to urge the public to take more precaution as COVID-19 continues to spread rapidly in Indiana.  “It’s true that the Indiana Chamber and ISTA do not see eye-to-eye on every issue. But this is all about coming together […]

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Hoosier workforce shrinks as unemployment rates improve

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—In October, Indiana saw its unemployment rate drop to the lowest rate it’s been since the emergence of COVID-19 in the spring, but the size of the workforce is starting to shrink again.  The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that Indiana had a 5% unemployment rate, down from April’s high of […]

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Economic recovering slows as COVID-19 cases rise sharply

By Thomas SamuelTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Economists at Indiana University’s Kelley School of Business are projecting that Indiana’s economy won’t fully recover from the COVID-19 pandemic until 2022, especially as the number of new cases are expected to rise over the coming weeks. Though the state’s economy has recovered somewhat from the initial slump early in the pandemic […]

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Department of Defense invests in hypersonic technology at Crane

Staff reportTheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana will be the home of the U.S. Department of Defense’s new Joint Hypersonics Transition Office System Engineering Field Activity which will accelerate research and development and testing in hypersonic technologies at Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane Division.  Gov. Eric J. Holcomb said that Indiana continues to prove to the world that it […]

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Hoosiers struggling to pay utility bills amid pandemic

By LaMonte Richardson Jr.TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—As the number of Hoosiers falling behind in their monthly utility bills climbs, the agency that represents consumers is asking regulators to extend protections to struggling customers. Attorneys for the Office of Consumer Counselor, citing the ongoing economic fallout of the COVID-19 pandemic, filed a motion Wednesday with the Indiana Utility […]

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