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Indiana's Unemployment Rate drops to almost record low of 3.0 percent in June
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.0 percent for June and remains lower than the national rate of 4.4 percent. Indiana’s labor force decreased by 2,427 over the previous month with a 4,088 increase in employment and a 6,515 decrease in unemployment. Indiana's total labor force continues to stand at more than 3.33 million, and the state’s 64.4 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent...read full report
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TPF4Y and Indiana DWD jointly inducted into the STEM Hall of Fame as 2017 Partner of the Year
The Robotics Education & Competition (REC) Foundation recently inducted TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPY) and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) into the STEM Hall of Fame as the 2017 Partner of the Year. The honor was given at the VEX Robotics World Championship, held at the Kentucky Exposition Center...read more
Up to $20 Million in Grants Available Through DWD's Skill UP Indiana! Program
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's (DWD) employer-driven Skill UP Indiana! Program is about to enter round three. At stake over a two-year period is a pool of up to $20 million in grant funding that is being made available to financially support Innovation Networks to provide more and better avenues for skill-specific training and certification...read more
Indiana Workforce Success Story: Skill UP Indiana! Grants
Indiana needs to fill more than one million jobs over the course of the next ten years. In order to meet that demand of Indiana’s workforce, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development created the Skill UP Indiana! grant program in 2015. Since its modest start two years ago, nearly $19 million in grant funding has been provided to support community partnerships in developing youth and adult education and training opportunities aligning with employer needs. Awarded programs equip Hoosiers with specific skills necessary to fill many of these jobs...read more