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Indiana Department of Correction Commissioner Robert Carter Announces New Offender Training Program...read more

Indiana's Unemployment Rate drops to 3.7 percent in November
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent for November and remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force...read full report

Holcomb Names Fred Payne State's New Workforce Development Commissioner
On Tuesday, Nov. 7, Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced that Fred Payne will be Indiana's next commissioner at the Department of Workforce Development (DWD). Payne is currently the chief administrator for Honda Manufacturing of Indiana, LLC (HMIN) with extensive professional expertise in employment and labor law...read more

DWD Pilots Digital Job Fairs in Three Cities Nov. 15-16
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development and three local partners announce three trial digital job fairs on Nov. 15 and 16. Two programs will be held on Nov. 15 for the cities of Jasper and Warsaw, while the third will be on Nov. 16 and serve the city of Elkhart...read more

HIRE Celebrates Five-Year Anniversary at State House
The Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry, a program of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development in partnership with the Indiana Department of Corrections, celebrated a successful first five years on Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. More than 100 attended the anniversary celebration in the South Atrium of the State House...read more

Holcomb rolls out Indiana's 'Next Level Jobs' initiative with two programs to help meet current workforce demand
Governor Eric J. Holcomb, Commissioner for Workforce Development (DWD) Steve Braun, Commissioner for Higher Education (CHE) Teresa Lubbers, and Secretary of Career Connections and Talent Blair Milo kicked off Indiana's Next Level Jobs initiative and announced two new grant programs designed to put Hoosiers to work in high-demand, high-wage jobs as quickly as possible...read more
Applications for both grant programs are available at NextLevelJobs.org