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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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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 […]

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Democrat hopes to make Senate road plan into “Indiana jobs” bill fail

By Ashley Shuler TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Attempts by Senate Democrats to make changes to the Senate Republican road funding plan failed Monday. Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Portage, spoke on behalf of the Senate Democrats for her giant amendment, which would have raised the cigarette tax, phased out a moratorium on corporate income taxes, and mandated Hoosiers […]

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