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Workforce development officials take issue with jobs numbers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – U.S. Department of Labor statistics released numbers Friday that showed that the jobless rate in Indiana climbed slightly in August, despite the fact that the state added 7,200 private sector jobs during the month. The discrepancy prompted representatives from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to complain. “Yet another month […]

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Commentary: Gregg’s road still needs a map

By John Krull TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Democratic gubernatorial candidate John Gregg settles in behind the radio microphone like he’s been there before. He has, of course. After stepping down as speaker of the Indiana House of Representatives 10 years ago, Gregg spent some time as a radio talk show host. He’s behind the mike […]

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Economist: Unemployment extensions don’t have significant impact on job attainment

By Tim Grimes TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Ball State economist told lawmakers Monday that federal decisions to extend unemployment benefits to 99 weeks at the height of the downturn probably caused people to stay on the program  longer. But Michael Hicks, director of the university’s Center for Business and Economic Research, told the Economic Development […]

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Simpson: Pence, Congress need to pass farm bill

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The gubernatorial campaign of Democrat John Gregg on Tuesday called for Republican Rep. Mike Pence to return to Washington D.C. and help pass a farm bill that would provide drought relief for farmers and bolster insurance to protect Hoosiers against future crop losses. Gregg’s running mate, state Sen. Vi […]

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State stops borrowing for unemployment as revenues exceed benefits

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment insurance program has stopped borrowing money from the federal government and is now generating enough revenue from taxes on businesses to pay out weekly benefits. The state still owes $1.7 billion for money it started borrowing at the onset of the recession, said Scott Sanders, the […]

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State moves up in national business ranking

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A new report names Indiana as the best place to do business in the Midwest and the fifth best state nationwide. The Pollina Corporate Top 10 Pro-Business States for 2012 study is based on 32 factors controlled by state government, including taxes, human resources, education, right-to-work laws, energy costs and […]

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Company’s move to Indianapolis said to bring 300 jobs and other opportunities

By Timothy Cox TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A San Francisco-based global technology firm will open an Indianapolis office and bring 300 of what the state calls “high-wage” jobs to the city by 2015. Gov. Mitch Daniels on Wednesday joined executives from Appirio to announce that the cloud-service provider will open a 12,500-foot office in the Pan […]

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State: Right to work is bringing more jobs to Indiana

By Suzannah Couch TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Officials at 20 companies have said Indiana’s passage of a right-to-work law earlier this year was a factor in their decisions to bring more jobs to the state, according to Daniel Hasler, who leads the Indiana Economic Development Corporation. However, Nancy Guyott, a union leader and the state’s biggest […]

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Indy company announces plans to add 200 new jobs

By Megan Banta The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Bell Techlogix, a privately held provider of information technology services headquartered in Indianapolis, announced Monday plans for an expansion that would create up to 204 new jobs by 2016. Gov. Mitch Daniels joined company executives for the announcement at a 100,000 square-foot facility in the Mayflower Business […]

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Job growth continues but unemployment rate is up

By Olivia Ober The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana has added private sector jobs in July for the ninth consecutive month and the state’s job growth continues to exceed the national average, according to a report released Friday by the state’s Department of Workforce Development. However, the state’s unemployment rate ticked up despite the job […]

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