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The Governor's Workforce Cabinet voted to award several large grants at a meeting Thursday in Indianapolis. But some cabinet members were concerned they didn’t have enough information about the proposals they were voting on.

One of the country’s top health officials visited Bloomington Friday. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar toured Baxter International. He joined Baxter CEO Joe Almeida as he signed the Pledge to America’s Workers, a commitment from companies around the country to train millions of workers. 

A new initiative, led by the Indiana Language Roadmap at Indiana University, is underway to create a more culturally aware workforce in Indiana.

The U.S. Department of Labor announced Tuesday it’s granting Indiana between $1.5 million and $4.7 million to combat the ongoing effects of the opioid crisis. It will create disaster-relief jobs to treat drug use and addiction. 

Duke Energy announced workforce development grants for six Indiana organizations Thursday afternoon. It’s aimed at providing new talent to the industry’s aging workforce. 

Holcomb Officially Launches 2020 Re-election Campaign

Jul 15, 2019

Gov. Eric Holcomb leaned heavily into basketball references as he launched his re-election bid Saturday at the Hoosier Gym, where the movie "Hoosiers" filmed.

This time of year, it’s hard not to notice all the fireworks stands popping up across Indiana. Our desire to light up the sky on July Fourth is fueling roughly 4,000 seasonal jobs this year.

From early June until about two weeks after the Fourth of July, many fireworks vendors hire temporary workers to keep up with the extra demand of stocking and selling sparklers, bottle rockets, and more.

Most of Indiana’s teachers started or completed the process to renew their licenses this summer, ahead of a new license renewal requirement that went into effect Monday.

Two Indianapolis Organizations Team Up for Tech Jobs

Jun 25, 2019

Two Indianapolis-based organizations are teaming up to lure former Hoosiers back home with high-paying jobs. T-Map and Tech Point hope their efforts will stop the tide of qualified tech workers leaving the state.

A recent Brookings Institute study on growing cities across the nation highlighted South Bend, Indiana, alongside Nashville, St. Louis, and Boise, Idaho.

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