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October 5, 2017

 

Students from Carroll Junior-Senior High School get a tour of Kirby Risk in Lafayette. Their industrial technology teacher is Tyler Sausaman, center.

Manufacturers Hope Tours Will Draw High Schoolers To Industry Jobs

Hoosier factories are hosting groups of high school students this week as part of an industry push to connect young people with manufacturing careers.

September 21, 2017

 

Indiana Manufacturers Association president Brian Burton laid out the industry's 2018 legislative priorities alongside Hoosier factory executives at the Statehouse Thursday.

Manufacturers Redouble Workforce Reform Goals For 2018 Legislature

The state's top business sector says 2017 reforms didn't go far enough to realign existing workforce spending and create incentives to attract new workers.

September 8, 2017

 

Amazon's Seattle headquarters occupies 8.1 million square feet of space. The company says its next HQ could cover nearly the same area by the time it's fully built out.

Indy Would Be ‘A Longshot’ In Bid To House Massive New Amazon HQ

Indianapolis could meet Amazon's real estate, infrastructure and demographic criteria, analysts say, but will have trouble with the workforce requirements.

August 23, 2017

 

A sign heralded a new employer's arrival in the small Carroll County town of Camden last fall.

Job Growth In Urban Areas Outstripped Rural Counties In Past Year

Seventy percent of the past year's job growth was concentrated around cities, while rural places struggled to create new jobs and maintain their workforces.

July 27, 2017

 

Gov. Eric Holcomb, left, announced the creation of a new cabinet position, naming LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo, right, as the state's first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

Holcomb Creates New Cabinet Position For Talent Recruitment

LaPorte Mayor Blair Milo will become the state’s first Secretary of Career Connections and Talent.

July 18, 2017

 

Indiana's career and technical education programs are growing rapidly. Students from around the nation compete each year in job skills contests at the SkillsUSA national competition, pictured here.

Educators, Employers Will Use State Data To Tackle Local Job Needs

It's the next phase of the state's SkillUp program, which aims to help localize training efforts for an estimated one million job openings in the next decade.

June 12, 2017

 

A military serviceman looks for a seat at a state summit on hiring veterans last year.

Manufacturers Take Recruitment Of Veterans Into Own Hands

Conexus Indiana will partner with five big Indiana firms to run a new vet-focused jobs site that could eventually expand to other industries.

April 29, 2017

 

A worker helps assemble a truck trailer at Wabash National's Lafayette factory.

No Quick Fix: Workforce Training Bill Aims For Long-Term Overhaul

Indiana lags in training enough workers to fill thousands of open manufacturing jobs – and some say reforms passed this year won't help fix that fast enough.

February 21, 2017

 

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Report: Indiana Colleges Issuing More Career Prep Certificates

It's promising news for Indiana factories where many skilled, long-time workers are nearing retirement.

February 25, 2016

 

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Regional Cities Might Lack Enough Votes To Get Funding

The legislature allocated enough money last year to fund two initiatives, but the governor chose three recipients.

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