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June 17, 2016

 

Overall job growth continues to set Indiana records.

State Unemployment Declines For First Time Since September

The private sector has added jobs eight out of the 11 months since Indiana reached a new peak employment level last July.

June 17, 2016

 

Sold sign

Low Inventory Leads To Highly-Competitive Home Market

The number of homes on the market dropped nearly 15 percent from April 2015 to April 2016, causing prices to soar and buyers to become frustrated.

June 16, 2016

 

The GE Appliances Plant opened in Bloomington in 1967.

60 Days To Reach Agreement On Closing Bloomington GE Plant

GE management is proposing closing the Bloomington plant, but says 94 percent of employees are eligible for a retirement package.

June 15, 2016

 

Members of the Bloomington GE plant have asked for plant closing benefits that are as strong as or stronger than they were in the 2011 to 2015 contract.

GE Appliances Wants To Close Bloomington Plant

More than 300 workers will be impacted if the closure moves forward.

June 14, 2016

 

Cities marked with blue dots have fast-growing start-ups, while start-ups in cities marked with red and orange dots are growing more slowly. Indianapolis ranks 20th overall for entrepreneurial growth, down from 11th last year, and is last for start-up job growth. (See detailed data below.)

Report: Indy Start-ups Growing Slower Than Most In U.S.

The 2016 Kauffman Foundation report ranks Indianapolis last for jobs added at start-ups in their first five years of operation.

June 13, 2016

 

Determine Cloud Services model.

Silicon Valley Company To Invest Jobs, $700,000 In Carmel

Thirty-five of the company's 160 employees already work in Carmel. Determine plans to create another 24 jobs after it relocates.

June 11, 2016

 

Average gas prices for Indiana in early June.

Gas Prices Expected To Rise To Highest Price Of The Year

Analysts say supply is not meeting demand--which was driven by the lower prices we saw early this year and the arrival of the summer travel season.

June 10, 2016

 

Vet summit

DATA: Manufacturers See Workforce Potential In Veterans

More companies are looking to unemployed veterans to fill manufacturing openings.

June 9, 2016

 

The Columbus Community Solar Initiative hopes to get 1,000 solar panels installed in Columbus by the end of 2016.

Solar Initiative Aims To Bring Clean Energy To Columbus

A small group from the Solar Initiative has begun to purchase panels for their homes.

June 9, 2016

 

Indiana Farmers are hoping to get back benefits from the government.

Farm Service Agency Loan Funds Could Run Out By July

A spike in loan applications has put the FSA close to its own lending record.

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