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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Friday, July 3, 2015
Independence Holiday
Independence Holiday, Friday, July 3, 2015 is a government holiday. DWD Offices and WorkOne centers will be closed. Eligible unemployment vouchers will be paid as usual.

Hire Up Indy
Like many areas around the state, Central Indiana faces a challenge in providing skilled workers to meet current and future employee needs. Employ Indiana recently released a brief video highlighting the Central Indiana skills gap, and the message impacts Hoosier families, educators, businesses, and workforce development professionals. Aligning education and workforce efforts with business needs is critical in developing future careers and sustaining our Indiana business economy. Please share the video link - and message ---- encouraging everyone to "Hire Up".

Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs
Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs is a listing of the 50 fastest growing, high-wage jobs of today and tomorrow. This listing shows what Hoosier jobs are hot now, and which jobs will be in demand by 2022. Whether you are just graduating from school, or in the market for a career change, Hoosier Hot 50 is a great place to start. Visit for the list and more information.

Indiana's High School Equivalency Exam
Did you know Indiana has a new high school equivalency exam? If you have questions about the new exam or would like more information about Adult Education classes and other FREE programs, visit, or call 1-800-891-6499.

Treasury Offset Program
If you recently received a letter from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development regarding the Treasury Offset Program (TOP), click here for more information and answers to frequently asked questions.

Unemployment insurance recipients can choose to have both federal and state income taxes withheld from benefits.
Due to a change in Indiana law, beginning Wednesday, July 30, 2014, Hoosier unemployment insurance recipients who have chosen to have federal income taxes withheld from their weekly unemployment benefits will also have state income taxes withheld. New recipients can also choose to have state and federal income taxes withheld from their weekly benefits when they are filing their initial claim for benefits in Uplink, Indiana’s online filing system. For more information click here.

Requirement to Receive Unemployment Insurance Benefits 
Hoosiers receiving unemployment insurance benefits must visit their local WorkOne for a review of their work search records and an orientation to WorkOne services after their 4th week of benefits. You are also required by law to keep records of your 3 weekly work searches and be able to show a record of work searches when requested. If a record of work searches cannot be readily verified at the in-person visit, weekly benefits could be withheld. Anyone who fails to comply risks losing their unemployment insurance benefits. Click here for more information.

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