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IKEA brings revenue, jobs to central Indiana

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — From comfy couches to colorful clocks, the country’s newest IKEA store offers thousands of items as well as a boost to central Indiana’s economy, bringing more jobs to the area and providing solar energy. “An average store generates $90 million revenue,” Richard Feinberg, professor of consumer science at […]

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Upstart tech company to create more than 250 new jobs

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com FISHERS, Ind. — A year ago Brent Oakley’s idea for a business was just taking shape. Now he expects to create 250 more tech jobs in central Indiana by 2020. Fuzic, founded in 2016 in Fishers, provides location-based businesses with a way to create music playlists and audio announcements with a […]

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Agriculture experts educate lawmakers

By Adrianna Pitrelli TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Rebecca Schroeder made a two-and-a-half-hour trip to the Statehouse from her northeast Indiana home so her daughter can have a career in Indiana agriculture. “I want there to be opportunities for her in the future in Indiana so she doesn’t have to go to another state to follow her […]

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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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New plan to aid laid off Carrier workers

By Abrahm Hurt  TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Laid off Carrier workers will soon have access to financial support and more opportunities to be hired under a new plan unveiled Wednesday. “By utilizing the $1.2 million dollars in tax incentives that were returned to the city from Carrier and their parent company, United Technologies, this approach will both help […]

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Tech company founded by former Purdue students to add 100 jobs

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — A startup that provides technology for computer science classrooms plans to create new jobs in Indianapolis. Mimir announced Thursday that it will expand operations in Indiana to support the company’s growth. The education software is used at more than 80 universities, including University of Michigan, Johns Hopkins University, University of […]

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Community leaders seek faster solutions to state’s economic issues

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — Leaders are searching for ways to improve the retention of skilled Hoosier workers. At a forum hosted by the Indiana Chamber Wednesday, business, nonprofit and policy leaders discussed the “Indiana Vision 2025” report card which compares Indiana to the rest of the country based on 62 economic metrics. Tom […]

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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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