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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

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Holcomb names Honda exec to lead Workforce Development

Staff Report TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — Gov. Eric Holcomb announced Tuesday that Fred Payne will be the next commissioner at the Department of Workforce Development. “Fred is the right pick to take our state’s workforce development agency to the next level,” Holcomb said in a statement. “His corporate experience at Honda has given him a clear […]

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Manufacturers push lawmakers to address coming workforce shortage

By Makenna Mays TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Over the next five to 10 years the state’s manufacturing companies are expected to lose between a quarter and half of their workforce, which is why the Indiana Manufacturers Association wants lawmakers to take action now. Brian Burton, president and CEO of the IMA, joined with representatives of manufacturing […]

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State funding training for high-growth jobs

By Cameron Mattern TheStatehouseFile.com  INDIANAPOLIS — The state is looking for ways to re-train Hoosiers to fill high-demand, high-wage jobs with two new programs. “The state of Indiana needs to make sure we are doing all we can to bridge the gap,” Gov. Eric Holcomb said. The governor, along with the newly-appointed Secretary for Career […]

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Q&A: Meet Rep. Chris May, surprise political ambitions lead to Statehouse

By James Polston TheStatehouseFile.com This is a question and answer series with newly-elected members of the Indiana General Assembly. Some responses have been edited for brevity and clarity. INDIANAPOLIS ­— Rep. Chris May, R-Bedford, never dreamed of becoming a politician. “It was just one of those things that the dominos kind of just fell at […]

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Holcomb: Five key areas to take Indiana to next level

By Shelby Mullis TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS — In one of his first public addresses as governor-elect, Eric Holcomb previewed his plan to create a stronger, more diverse economy and an affordable state government for Hoosier taxpayers. Promising a more in-depth look at these areas when the session kicks off in three weeks, Holcomb gave a glimpse […]

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Indiana jobs report puts state in good standing nationally despite unemployment rate

By Adam Lee TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – In the past few years the state has made some significant growth in employment, but the numbers don’t tell the whole story. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development released the January 2015 Indiana Employment Report on Tuesday. It revealed Indiana is among the high-ranking states in many sections. The […]

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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 creates new education center, folds in education board

By Ellie Price TheStatehouseFile.com INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Mike Pence signed an executive order on Friday creating the Center for Education and Career Innovation, an agency that unites the administration’s goals for workforce development and education. The center is meant to “improve collaboration among Indiana’s public, private and non-profit education and workforce partners by aligning education […]