Indiana's economy appears to be improving, based on the latest jobs report, and that could foreshadow higher state revenues for next year.
Indiana's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent from September, and the private sector added 7,700 jobs.
The online database is aimed at Hoosiers who have graduated from high school but have less than a four-year degree.
Indiana's unemployment rate decreased to 8.2 percent, but the private sector also lost 6,000 jobs.
Indiana's casinos have taken a hit because several casinos have opened in cities close to the state's border.
A new employment program in Southwest aims to help 17 to 25-year-old dropouts receive GEDs and job training.
Peabody officials say 230 workers will lose their jobs when the mine closes.
The Phoenix Group plans to build a $15-million facility in Columbus.
Democrats say a work-share program that lowers workers' hours but avoids layoffs would benefit the state.
The new facility manufactures poly-tetra-flourine-ethelyne, which is used as a non-stick coating on many Cook products.