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Bill to make IEDC more transparent moves to full Senate

By John Sittler TheStatehouseFile.com Radio report A Senate committee passed a bill to increase transparency in Indiana job creation. TheStatehouseFile.com’s Olivia Covington reports.   INDIANAPOLIS — The Senate Tax and Fiscal Policy Committee unanimously passed legislation Tuesday meant to makes the state’s job creation efforts more transparent. Senate Bill 162 – which now moves to […]

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Unemployment rate increases as more Hoosiers join workforce

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment level increased from 8 percent to 8.2 percent in 2012, which is higher than the national unemployment level of 7.8 percent. The Department of Workforce Development, which released the state’s report Friday, attributed the increase to more than 7,000 Hoosiers returning to the labor force to look […]

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Bosma will push for group to evaluate labor needs

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma is seeking to launch a new state council tasked with developing strategies to close the gap between businesses who need workers with certain skills and out-of-work Hoosiers who lack those skills. Bosma, R-Indianapolis, said he is introducing a measure that would create the Indiana […]

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Indiana racked up record job growth in 2012

By Tyler Gribbons TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS –– The Indiana Economic Development Corp. announced Friday that 2012 had been a record for job creation in the state. The IEDC reported that 256 companies committed to create more 27,600 jobs – a significant increase over the previous year’s total. In 2011, the state landed 19,080 job commitments. The […]

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Indiana’s unemployment rate stays at 8 percent

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s jobless rate stayed steady at 8 percent from October to November, according to the Department of Workforce Development. Indiana has the second lowest unemployment rate in the Midwest. Ohio has the region’s lowest unemployment rate with 6.8 percent. Indiana’s unemployment rate is higher than the national rate of 7.7 […]

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Business leaders tell Daniels they oppose same-sex marriage ban

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels said business leaders who have talked to him said that an amendment barring gay marriage or anything like it could hurt their ability to recruit top talent. The issue is gaining attention as state lawmakers consider a vote on whether to put that question to voters […]

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Daniels announces job gains

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday that an estimated 2,550 new jobs are coming to Indiana over the next few years. The jobs come from investments made in nine companies, including Angie’s List, ExactTarget and Mitsubishi Engine North America. The 2,550 jobs announced Tuesday are included in the 27,858 jobs […]

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Daniels announces nine new job-creation pledges

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Nine companies have told the state that they’ll add 2,552 jobs in the coming years, Gov. Mitch Daniels announced Tuesday. Executives from the companies joined Daniels for a Statehouse news conference where they each laid out their plans – mostly for expansion – and Daniels said that even though he […]

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Labor leaders rally against Medicare, Social Security cuts

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Cuts to the Medicare and Social Security programs are what worries Ron Long, a 67-year-old retired veteran from Indianapolis, the most as congressional Republicans and the White House negotiate a deal to avert a “fiscal cliff.” Long was among about a dozen protestors organized by the AFL-CIO gathered outside […]

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State’s unemployment rate drops to 8 percent

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s jobless fell to 8 percent in October, down from 8.2 percent the previous month, which is the most significant monthly drop since May, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Indiana has the second lowest unemployment in the Midwest. Ohio has the region’s lowest unemployment rate with 6.9 […]

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