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Posts tagged department of workforce development

February 6, 2018


Senate Approves Workforce Development Legislation

Lawmakers in the Senate approved a bill that includes pieces to amp up efforts to connect students with career and work opportunities.

February 5, 2018


Should The State Require ‘Soft Skill’ Standards In Schools?

"Soft skills" would be a new standard for schools under a piece of legislation being considered by lawmakers in the Senate this week.

September 13, 2017


Lawmakers Want More Data, Enforcement On Employer Benefits Fraud

At a study committee on the issues, regulators said the state may be missing millions in revenue because of fraud – but couldn't say how much they've recouped.

April 29, 2017


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.

March 17, 2015


Indiana Unemployment Rises To Highest Level In 11 Months

State officials say the increase in the unemployment rate was sparked by an increase in the number of people reentering the job hunt.

February 10, 2015


Bus Drivers Seek Waiver From Repaying Unemployment Benefits

Hundreds of school bus drivers are being required to pay back unemployment benefits they received over the past three summers.

August 28, 2014


Department of Workforce Development Gets New Leadership

Rep. Steve Bruan, R-Zionsville, is taking over for Scott Sanders, who then-Gov. Mitch Daniels appointed in 2012.

April 18, 2014


Indiana’s Unemployment Rate Falls Below 6 Percent

Indiana's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent in March, according to figures from the Department of Workforce Development.

April 15, 2014


State Transfers Volunteer Organizations To New Agency

The Department of Workforce Development will adopt the new program, Serve Indiana, which encompasses volunteer groups like AmeriCorps.

August 23, 2013


Pence Announces Another Agency For Career Education

The governor says he hopes the new center will allow for greater cooperation in education and career development efforts.

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