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Indiana’s one-stop online business portal hits milestone

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — INBiz, Indiana’s online portal for registering and managing business, has reached a new milestone of 200,000 active users as of July 31. INBiz helps new businesses get properly registered and help already existing businesses stay up-to-date. Business owners can handle a variety of state and local reporting requirements in one […]

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30 Laws in 30 Days: Veterans and spouses to receive preference for employment, training

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com Editor’s note: This is the 26th in a series of stories about new laws that are taking effect, most of them on July 1. INDIANAPOLIS — The state is using a new law to thank veterans for their service by giving service members and their spouses preferential treatment for employment and training. […]

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Push to find jobs for employees laid off from Carrier, United Technologies

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mike Pence wants to ensure more than 2,100 Hoosiers will not be without jobs as two Indiana industries announced their relocation to Mexico. United Technologies and Carrier Corporation, both known for their work in manufacturing heating, ventilating and air conditioning systems, announced the shift to Mexico last Wednesday. “As […]

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Pence appoints new special assistant for workforce issues

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence announced his appointment Tuesday of Jaclyn Dowd as special assistant for workforce innovation and reform. Dowd will be in charge of implementing and leading the Indiana Works Councils and Indiana Career Council. Her responsibilities will include oversight of workforce investment act policies, strategic alignment of youth initiatives, […]

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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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Governor names new head of workforce development

Staff report The Statehouse File INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Mitch Daniels on Tuesday named Scott Sanders to serve as the new commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development, an agency that oversees unemployment insurance and job training programs. Sanders, a senior manager in the agency since 2006, will replace Mark Everson, who is leaving state […]