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Jobless numbers up slightly, still below national rate

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANA—Indiana’s unemployment rate in November ticked up slightly to 3.6 percent from the October rate of 3.5 percent, according to data released by the Department of Workforce Development Friday. The low in Indiana’s unemployment rate was 3.2 percent in February. The rate remains below the national unemployment rate of 3.7 percent—as it […]

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Manufacturer’s group launches training program to meet industry needs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—The Indiana Manufacturers Association has launched an employer-driven education initiative to ensure a pipeline of skilled workers for Indiana’s manufacturing industry. The initiative builds on the state’s efforts to help students pursue career and technical education and to help employers establish a pipeline of talent. The Indiana Federation for Advanced Manufacturing Education (INFAME) […]

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Governor unveils 2019 legislative agenda

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb’s 2019 legislative agenda hits all the big topics he’s been pushing the past two years—workforce development, education, infrastructure and the opioid crisis. He’s even added a few new items to the agenda he announced Thursday at Traders Point Creamery in Zionsville, including increasing teacher pay, though not right […]

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Last Mile training program extended in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana inmates will get a boost in developing skills to help them find jobs and build a new life thanks to a grant from Google.org. Gov. Eric Holcomb, who announced the grant Tuesday, said he was “beyond thrilled to be growing this life-changing program,” called “The Last Mile” and which focuses on […]

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Secretary of State’s office reaches settlement with securities firm

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Indiana has reached a settlement that includes a $450,000 civil penalty with a financial securities firm over various deficiencies with its supervision of its operations within the state. Secretary of State Connie Lawson made the announcement Monday of the settlement of LPL Financial following an investigation by her office’s securities division. LPL […]

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Chamber of Commerce creates institute to help employers find talent

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehousefile.com INDIANAPOLIS—More than half of Indiana employers responding to a Chamber of Commerce survey say that they have left jobs unfilled because they can’t find qualified workers. Even though 56 percent say they expect to expand the size of their workforce in the next six months, 62 percent say the supply of […]

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Chamber suggests appointing attorney general; Bosma says no

By Janet Williams TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—No sooner had Indiana Chamber of Commerce President Kevin Brinegar floated the idea of appointing rather than electing the state’s attorney general than House Speaker Brian Bosma shot it down. “AWK-ward,” Bosma said when asked about the proposal Monday at the chamber’s annual legislative preview luncheon at the Hyatt Regency. Brinegar, […]

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Tech giant breaks ground for Indiana education center

By Dionte Coleman TheStatehouseFIle.com INDIANAPOLIS— An international information and consulting giant is investing $35 million in a new U.S. education complex in central Indiana that could help position the state as a technology center. Leaders including Gov. Eric Holcomb, U.S. Sen. Todd Young and Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett gathered Friday with Infosys President Ravi Kumar […]

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Indiana may have a fourth port

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS—Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Thursday that Indiana may be gaining a fourth port. The Ports of Indiana, a statewide port authority which serves the state on the Ohio River and Lake Michigan, agreed to buy 725 acres near Lawrenceburg. That land could serve as a fourth port to Indiana and help provide […]

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Jobs initiative transforming Indianapolis neighborhood

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Sen. Todd Young, R-Indiana, toured a historically troubled Indianapolis neighborhood Monday to learn how residents’ lives are being transformed through initiatives that provide jobs and second chances. Brookside is a neighborhood on the northeast side of Indianapolis that has, in the past, been an area of high crime […]

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