More than 4,000 open positions are available at the Hoosier Job Fair Wednesday in Lafayette.
Senator Dan Coats is hosting the event, along with local government and business leaders. He says the response has been overwhelming, with a little more than 100 companies signing up for the fair.
"This thing has just exploded, which I think says a lot for the state of Indiana and our recovery that's going on, but also the fact there's a lot of employers out there that are looking for good people to work."
Indiana’s two U.S. Senators voted against the transportation bill moving through Congress.
Senator Dan Coats says he could not support it, because the federal funding Indiana receives is not equal to what it sends to Washington. Senator Dick Lugar says he opposed the measure because the funding mechanisms are unsustainable and the state will lose an estimated $117-million under the highway funding formulas.