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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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Low unemployment could mean trouble for businesses seeking workers

By Amanda Creech TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate dropped below 5 percent in June for the first time in more than seven years as the state’s labor force continued to expand. The rate – which measures the number of people who are actively seeking work but unemployed – fell to 4.9 percent from […]

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Cook Pharmica adds 70 jobs in Monroe County

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Cook Pharmica, a privately-held contract development and manufacturing organization, plans to bring up to 70 new jobs to Monroe County by 2020. “With a $59 billion economic impact in Indiana, the strength of our life sciences industry has a tremendous effect throughout the state,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a […]

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Amazon to add 2,000 jobs in Indiana

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – More than 2,000 jobs are headed to the Hoosier state. Amazon.com announced on Tuesday the company would add 10,000 jobs nationwide. “As the Crossroads of America, Indiana is positioned logistically to help Amazon better serve its customers with efficiency,” Gov. Mike Pence said in a statement. “It’s great to see […]

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New law: Inmates to go off site for career training

By Max Bomber TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – State prisons can now take inmates off site for career training meant to ensure they can earn a living wage once released. Starting July 1, Senate Bill 173 authored by Sen. Michael Young, R–Indianapolis, will allow minimum security inmates to be eligible for offsite training by the DOC. Offenders […]

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May jobs report shows decreasing unemployment rate

By Katie Stancombe TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — The May 2015 Indiana Employment Report shows that Indiana’s unemployment rate is continuing to decrease, landing at 5.1 percent. In May 2014, Indiana’s unemployment rate was .3 percent lower than the national average of 6.3 percent. A year later, the Hoosier state has decreased even further. These lower percentages […]

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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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New report highlights benefits Energizing Indiana offered Hoosiers

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A final data report shows that Energizing Indiana, the former statewide energy efficiency program, was successful in creating more jobs, reducing energy consumption, and saving ratepayers money. Energizing Indiana, created by former state Governor Mitch Daniels, was shut down after the Indiana General Assembly and Governor Mike Pence decided to […]

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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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Pence visits Cummins plant in China

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence finished his third day in Beijing by observing Indiana-headquartered Cummins Inc.’s role in the innovation and production of clean technology. “Technology developed by Hoosiers in Columbus is powering Cummins engines built around the world, including here in China,” Pence said in a statement. “As Cummins grows and […]

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