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100 new jobs coming to Johnson County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – By 2019, Franklin will see 100 new jobs at a building materials supplier, 84 Lumber Company. “We are proud to welcome 84 Lumber to the Hoosier state, where companies can grow and create new jobs with confidence,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. 84 Lumber, founded in Pennsylvania, will […]

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Pence and 17 companies announce 600 new jobs for Hoosier state

By Andi TenBarge TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS –Gov. Mike Pence along with 17 companies across the state announced Thursday that more than 600 jobs will be coming to Indiana. “These 17 different companies all represent investment in communities in Indiana that will create jobs that in some cases twice the state average,” Pence said. “We have a […]

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Jim Schellinger appointed as IEDC President

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS— Gov. Mike Pence appointed Democrat Jim Schellinger to the Indiana Economic Development Corporation on Wednesday afternoon. “We need to come together as a state,” said Pence during the press conference. Schellinger– a South Bend native– currently serves as the CEO of CSO Architects, which is a design firm for civic, […]

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Indiana Chamber discusses state’s report card

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana Chamber presented its 2015 national rankings report, more specifically known as the Indiana Vision 2025 Report Card, on Thursday. The progress plan was put into place in 2012 and includes 33 goals to achieve in four main areas: Outstanding Talent Attractive Business Climate Superior Infrastructure Dynamic and […]

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Indiana’s jobless rate drops to 5.4 percent, equals national average

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped considerably in April to 5.4 percent – the same as the national rate. That’s down 0.4 percentage points from the March rate and 2.1 percentage points lower than it was two years ago, according to the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Indiana is only about […]

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Arc training hotel to be named after Carl Erskine, Steve Green

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A hospitality training institute for people with disabilities will open next January in Muncie with a new name. The Erskine Green Training Institute will provide vocational training for jobs in the hotel, food service and healthcare industries. The Arc of Indiana Foundation, a group that advocates for people with development […]

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Firm can give hiring preferences to vets under bill Pence signed into law

Staff report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill into law that lets companies give preference to veterans in hiring or promoting workers. “Our Hoosier heroes deserve our utmost respect, and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid,” Pence said in a statement. “The legislation I sign […]

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State offers jobs help to HIP 2.0 members

By Olivia Covington TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Members of state’s health insurane plan for low-income Hoosiers will now have access to career development resources. The Family and Social Services Administration announced the creation of the Gateway to Work program on Monday. Only Healthy Indiana Plan members will be eligible to join Gateway to Work, which is […]

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Unemployment drops slightly in March

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped by 0.1 percent down to 5.8 percent in March. The national average still remains lower than Indiana at 5.5 percent. Over the past two years, the unemployment rate in the state has gone down by 2.4 percentage points. Meanwhile, the labor force has grown by […]

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Bill allows hiring preferences for veterans

By Alec Gray TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A bill that would give private employers the ability to give preference to veterans in the hiring process passed a House committee unanimously on Tuesday. SB 298 is identical to a House bill that has already passed and moved to the Senate. Both bills aim to lower the unemployment […]

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