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Students discover career possibilities on Indiana road trip

By Abrahm Hurt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Three college students are hitting the road in a bright green RV to interact with businesses across the state in hopes of finding their future. Dengke Wang, Shannon Newerth and Jaedyn Zavala will spend two weeks traveling 829 miles to interview employers and spotlight the state’s industries including health, […]

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Job fair opens doors for unemployed, underemployed

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — For some Hoosiers, job searches come easy. For others, that’s not always the case. For Maurice Nichols, 45, of Indianapolis, it’s the latter. “It’s been rough,” he said. “I don’t know. I’ve had interviews. I guess I don’t do the interviews right or something.”  Nichols, a truck driver for […]

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Holcomb appoints first ever secretary of career connections and talent

By Christian Sullivan TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – New position in Gov. Eric Holcomb’s cabinet is designed to connect Hoosiers with employers.  “We are also, very, well aware of this silver tsunami that is coming our way with so many baby boomers retiring over the next decade,” Holcomb said. “We have to be prepared to fill all […]

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State job applicants no longer required to initially reveal criminal history

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The state of Indiana will no longer ask executive branch job candidates if they have a criminal history on initial employment applications. Gov. Eric Holcomb made the change by issuing an executive order Thursday. “This executive order will give Hoosiers with criminal records a second chance by helping them […]

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Indianapolis small marketing business to add new jobs

By Eddie Drews TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A marketing agency that focuses on helping small businesses grow is creating more jobs for Hoosiers. Well Done Marketing currently has 25 full-time employees in Indiana and plans to hire 10 more by 2021. The high-wage positions will include account executives, and public relations and digital specialists. Indiana has […]

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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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Holcomb to lead his first international jobs mission

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Later this month, Gov. Eric Holcomb and other Indiana economic leaders will travel abroad to Hungary and France to encourage partnerships and new opportunities. Holcomb, Indiana Secretary of Commerce Jim Schellinger and Indiana Economic Development Corporation staff will travel to Budapest to discuss economic cooperation between the two states and to […]

Commentary: Working instead of whining

Commentary: Working instead of whining

By Abdul Hakim-Shabazz IndyPoltics.Org Because of my psychological need to get the last word, I have a bad habit of getting into arguments with individuals on Facebook. Most recently it was over jobs, and the economy and the reality matched up with data. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) reported the state’s unemployment rate […]

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E-commerce company opens Plainfield fulfillment center

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — An e-commerce company that sells a wide range items, including garden supplies, sporting goods and baby products, plans to create 75 new jobs at a new distribution center by 2021. VMInnovations has renovated a Plainfield fulfillment center and in July began filling orders for its website as well as different […]

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Auto supply company brings new jobs to Carmel

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Auto supply company Moriden America is expanding its Indiana operations and plans to create up to 32 new jobs in Carmel by 2017. “Locating in Indiana allows us access to a broad base of customers within close proximity to our facility,” Sumio Imori, the company’s vice president, said in a […]

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