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DWD, WorkOne Career Centers Closed on Labor Day
The DWD central office and all local WorkOne Career Centers will be closed on Monday, September 5, 2016.
September 1-7, 2016 Proclaimed Workforce Development Week
Governor Pence officially proclaimed September 1-7, 2016 as Workforce Development Week, which recognizes and raises awareness for the many organizations, training professionals and public programs that are preparing the Hoosier workforce to fill the one-million-plus jobs projected to become available over the next decade. This is also an opportunity for Hoosiers to discover the many training programs and career-development opportunities available right in their local community.
Indiana Sectors Summit: Oct. 19 & 20, 2016
The purpose of the Indiana Sectors Summit is to grow and expand sector partnerships across Indiana, as well as continue to explore how we utilize sector partnerships as the vehicle to develop industry-driven career pathways in Indiana. The two-day event in Carmel will launch the Indiana Sector Partnership Initiative and include panels and breakout sessions around the topics of sector partnerships, pathways and work-and-learn.
Occupational Demand Report (SEA 301): Cover Letter | Report
In accordance with Senate Enrolled Act No. 301, DWD was required to prepare an Occupational Demand Report. The report represents the expected workforce needs of Indiana employers for a ten-year projection, along with associated education and training that will be required to meet these workforce needs. DWD prepared this report in consultation with the Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Works Council, as well as employer and labor organizations.
Labor Force, Employment Remain at All-time Highs
Indiana’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percent for a second-consecutive month and now stands at 4.6 percent for the month of July. A primary cause for this drop is a third-straight month of significant gains in Hoosiers finding employment (11,276 in July) coupled with a substantial amount of Hoosiers leaving the unemployment ranks (-7,480 in July). Indiana’s labor force, a measure of Hoosiers employed or seeking employment, has experienced total labor growth of more than 192,000 since January 2013. This has led to all-time highs in the state’s total labor force (3,375,563) and total number of employed (3,220,007)...read full report
Partnership Offers Robotics Program for Indiana Elementary Schools
Governor Mike Pence and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun announced a new partnership with TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) to provide elementary schools across the state with robotics kits. This partnership will introduce Hoosier fourth and fifth graders to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)...read more