The Indiana unemployment rate fell to 4.4 percent last month, the lowest level since August 2001.
The company says the layoffs are the result of a decline in demand for coal.
The Hoosier State’s private sector rebounded from August job losses to add 6,600 jobs last month.
Tangram, an Indianapolis-based organization aims to connect people with disabilities to jobs, is working on expanding their model nationwide.
The Hoosier State’s unemployment rate decreased to 4.9 percent last month — the first time it’s been below 5 percent since February 2008.
When they return home, veterans often have difficulty translating their military experience to civilian jobs, which can lead to high unemployment rates.
Indiana had its largest decrease in the unemployment rate in more than 20 years in April, falling from 5.8 to 5.4 percent.
IDWD spokesman Joe Frank says the state has gained nearly 14,000 manufacturing jobs and 50,000 total private sector jobs in the past two years.
The Hoosier unemployment rate fell one-tenth of a percent to 5.8 percent in March, the second month in a row the rate went down.
After four months without a decrease in unemployment, Indiana’s rate fell below 6 percent in February.