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Indiana's Unemployment Rate remains at 3.2 percent in March
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for March and remains lower than the national rate of 4.1 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force...read full report

Hoosier Students Honored at JAG State Career Development Conference in Indianapolis
The Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) program, which helps high school students with barriers to success earn their diploma and learn valuable employability skills, recently hosted the 10th annual State Career Development Conference with more than 160 students competing in the state finals. Students from all over the state competed in 10 different categories that challenged their critical thinking skills, entrepreneurial savvy, public speaking and writing comprehension...read more

Gov. Holcomb to Keynote JAG Career Development Conference Awards
Gov. Eric J. Holcomb will join Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) Commissioner Fred Payne at the 10th annual Jobs for America's Graduates (JAG) Indiana Career Development Conference at Ivy Tech Community College Corporate College and Culinary Center on Friday, March 16, 2018. Gov. Holcomb will honor select JAG Indiana students recommended by a panel of judges from competitions held earlier that day...read more

NextLevel Jobs Open House for Job Seekers and Employers to be Hosted at Hobart's Southlake Mall
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development, in partnership with the City of Hobart and the Northwest Indiana Workforce Board, is hosting an open house for the state's NextLevel Jobs initiative on March 22. The event, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. CDT, will be held at the Hobart Police Substation in the Southlake Mall in Hobart, Ind...read more

Indiana Among Founding States to Address Workforce Opportunities Through Launch of the Skillful State Network
Twenty governors have joined together to form the Skillful State Network, a collaboration to transform the U.S. labor market into one that is skills-based, in which people can demonstrate or obtain skills needed for good economy jobs...read more

Rapid Response team activated to assist displaced Autocar employees
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) and its community partner WorkOne Eastern have activated the state's Rapid Response team to assist the 70 hourly employees affected by the Autocar layoff in Hagerstown...read more