The governor says he hopes the new center will allow for greater cooperation in education and career development efforts.
Pence says the Indiana Career Council will focus on compiling information on the state’s existing workforce development and job training efforts.
Indiana’s manufacturing sector had its biggest one-month job increase in nearly nine years, but the state's unemployment rate also rose to 8.4 percent.
Indiana's jobless rate is nearly a full percentage higher than the national average.
The GED Testing Service will administer a new, harder exam starting on January 1, 2014.
The Department of Workforce Development announced Friday it would distribute full unemployment checks until March 30, then start cutting them by 10 percent.
The Department of Workforce Development announced yesterday it would suspend unemployment benefits, then reversed that decision later in the day.
The Trade Adjustment Assistance program is made available to workers who are displaced due to foreign imports or shifts in production out of the country.
Federal unemployment benefits will go away for many Indiana residents if there is no deal to extend them by Saturday.
A Department of Workforce Development spokesman says small firms can leave the money with the state to offset future tax burdens.