In the past couple of years, West Central Indiana has created more than 2,000 manufacturing jobs. But it's only filled about 500.
Pence met with Carrier Wednesday afternoon to discuss keeping the company to keep the many Indiana job from moving to Mexico.
Pence says 323 companies, up from 285 in 2014, pledged to create new jobs over the next few years.
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.