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2nd judge declares right-to-work law unconstitutional; state to seek stay

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – A Lake County judge has struck down Indiana’s 2012 right-to-work law that made it illegal for companies to compel non-union members to pay fees for union services. But Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said Wednesday that he will ask for a stay to prevent the decision from taking effect […]

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Unemployment rate ticks up for first time in 10 months

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate increased slightly in June for the first time in the state in 10 months. Indiana’s unemployment rate had been on a steady decline that ended in May when the unemployment rate stayed the same. The rate in June rose from 5.7 percent to 5.9 percent. […]

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Pence wraps up UK trip with more business meetings

By Allie Nash TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence wrapped up his job-hunting mission Wednesday by meeting with a company he said is considering Indiana for its U.S. operations – but his office wouldn’t reveal the firm’s name or any details. “Out of respect for the company, we cannot share further details about the company […]

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Pence headed to UK this weekend for trade trip

By Jess Seabolt TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence, first lady Karen Pence and state officials will travel to the United Kingdom on Saturday for an economic development mission to bring jobs and investment to Indiana. The trip will include attending the Farnborough International Airshow, one of the largest worldwide exhibitions dedicated to the aviation […]

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Ellspermann: 60% of Indiana workforce will have post-secondary skills by 2025

By Paige Clark TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The Indiana lieutenant governor said Tuesday that by the year 2025 the Pence administration expects that 60 percent of Indiana’s workforce will have post-secondary skills. Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann kicked off the Workforce Development and Education Conference by presenting “A Strategic Plan to Transform Indiana’s Workforce.” She listed five […]

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Pence to travel to UK for aerospace trade mission

By Seth Morin TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence will travel to the United Kingdom next month to focus on creating new aviation and aerospace jobs in Indiana British companies already employ more than 30,000 Hoosiers. “We made it a priority that our next Indiana job hunting trip would be to the United Kingdom,” Pence […]

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Summer job outlook seems good for teens

Summer employment presents unique opportunity for Hoosier teens from TheStatehouseFile.com on Vimeo. By Deron Molen TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – With sunny skies and no classes, summer is the season many high school and college students look forward to the most. However, improvements in the economy could result in more Indiana teens taking advantage of new summer […]

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Pence spokeswoman says New York trip was about economic development

By Antonio Cordero TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — A trip to New York this week by Gov. Mike Pence has become controversial: He says it’s about economic development while critics say it’s about presidential politics. Pence lead a delegation of 14 Hoosiers to New York City, where his press secretary said he held a series of business […]

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Indiana unemployment rate drops to 5.9 percent

By Lesley Weidenbener TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – The state’s unemployment rate continued to fall in March, dropping to less than 6 percent for the first time since July 2008. The state’s rate of 5.9 percent is better than the national rate and those in surrounding states. “Our rate has dropped by 2 percentage points in one […]

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German companies pledge to create Hoosier jobs

By Erika Brock TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana will gain 100 new jobs after Gov. Mike Pence signed agreements with three German companies this week. “After traveling across Germany this week, I feel a rush of excitement for the future of Indiana,” Pence said. “Germany appreciates the uniquely Hoosier talent of developing and building the products […]

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