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Indiana’s unemployment rate improved in July for the second consecutive month.

That’s despite other, negative employment figures.

Employers from companies across northern Indiana got to visit Westville Correctional Facility Thursday as part of an initiative to encourage businesses to hire former inmates.

May Employment Numbers Show Pessimism In Indiana

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Indiana’s unemployment rate remained unchanged in May, holding steady at 3.6 percent.

Senator and presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) made a campaign stop in Elkhart Wednesday. She used the RV Hall of Fame as the backdrop for pushing a jobs policy she released earlier in the week.

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Two Indianapolis-based foundations teamed up to study the value of certificates and other non-degree certifications.

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State leaders have joined a network in hopes of solving a projected employment gap.

The Markle Foundation’s Skillful State Network links Indiana with 19 other states. The network shares best practices among participating states to write a playbook for how to successfully fill 21st Century jobs.

Gov. Eric Holcomb says the Hoosier State needs to recruit high quality talent to fill an anticipated 1 million open jobs by 2025.

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The final changes to federal overtime pay law are out this week.

Businesses in Indiana and nationwide now have until December to figure out which of their workers can start earning OT -- and how to pay for it.

 

Under the final version of the rules, salaried employees making less than $47,476 a year will earn time and a half for working overtime.

It's twice the old threshold -- and it could cost the most for Indiana trades like retail, manufacturing and education, says Indianapolis-based compensation consultant Julie Bingham.

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The state’s unemployment remained unchanged between December and January, resting at 4.6 percent – that’s nearly a percentage point less than it was a year ago and better than all of Indiana’s neighboring states.  And, over the past six years, from the height of the recession, Indiana’s unemployment rate dropped more than 6 percent.

City of Frankfort

As 2015 comes to a close, the city of Frankfort is seeing some new faces come to power.

Not the mayor, who was easily re-elected last month, but some of his deputies – people who, in many cases, will face tough choices in the year ahead.

This week on Ask The Mayor, we quiz Chris McBarnes about how he’s choosing his new allies and about what the flux means for solving some of the city’s problems.

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Indiana is preparing to save employers $327 million next year by paying off a federal loan for its unemployment insurance trust fund.  The move comes after the State Budget Committee gave the plan an enthusiastic response Friday.

When the recession hit in 2008, Indiana’s unemployment insurance trust fund was rapidly depleted, forcing the state to get a loan from the federal government.  Every year that any part of the loan remains unpaid, Hoosier employers have to pay a tax penalty.  This year, it was $105 per employee. 

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