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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 26,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 323,000, the lowest level in three months as layoffs remain at pre-recession levels.
INDIANAPOLIS | An Indiana Occupational Safety and Health Administration spokesman says the agency has cooperated fully with federal investigators who found the agency mishandled complaints, put its inspectors under strict time constraints and…
WASHINGTON (AP) — A private survey shows that U.S. companies added slightly more jobs in February than in the previous month, but harsh winter weather weighed on hiring for the third straight month.
A new leader will take the reins at the Northwest Indiana Forum, a privately funded economic development agency.
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While there’s a perception among some that parks and recreation departments are inactive during the winter months, that couldn’t be farther from the truth – especially the winter this region has experienced.
The Indiana House approved Tuesday an amendment to a Senate bill that could significantly change the trajectory of Indiana's energy efficiency programs, which are popular with customers of NIPSCO and other utilities.
SCHERERVILLE: The director of a Purdue University program providing technical assistance to Hoosier companies, health care providers and governments will be the keynote speaker at the noon March 14 meeting of the Lake County Advancement Commi…
This winter has dumped snow, ice and bitter cold temperatures on the region – leaving residents huddled in their homes or digging their way out of mounds of snow.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors has approved a contract with the Jasper County Tourism Commission to provide tourism promotion in an area well-known for its outdoor recreation.
CHICAGO | State Rep. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, is hosting a community job fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 3 at Chicago State University's Jacoby Dickens Center, 9501 S. King Drive.
NiSource Inc. reported 2013 earnings at the upper end of its forecast on Tuesday and CEO Robert Skaggs Jr. addressed persistent takeover rumors that arose last month.
State regulators on Monday approved NIPSCO's plan for $1.07 billion in electric system upgrades and yearly rate increases that could reach a cumulative total of 6 percent by 2020.
Driving down U.S. 30 at 3 a.m. in the middle of a snowstorm is not for the faint of heart.
Unless you’re looking for jobs that involve snow removal, you may have noticed a lack of job openings in some industries.
SCHERERVILLE | The Lake County Advancement Committee's Feb. 14 luncheon at Teibel's Restaurant will feature a presentation by South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos.
When the Denver Broncos and Seattle Seahawks take the field tonight, all eyes will be on Peyton Manning and Russell Wilson.
CHICAGO | St. Xavier University’s Office of Career Services invites the community to its 2014 spring job fair from noon to 3 p.m. Feb. 13 in the Shannon Center, at 3700 W. 103rd St.
Indiana's unemployment fell 0.4 percentage points in December to 6.9 percent, the lowest it has been in 62 months.
It may be one of the more painful aspects of applying for a job - the dreaded cover letter.
CHICAGO HEIGHTS | Prairie State College is hosting an information session highlighting the Steelworkers for the Future industrial electricity student internship at 5 p.m. Jan. 28, in Room 3120 of the PSC main campus at 202 S. Halsted St.
The Experience Works Senior Community Service Employment Program is accepting applications.
Jeff and Linda Hlista lived in a tri-level house in Oak Lawn up until a few years ago, when a property tax bill that was once $1,000 a year rose to a hefty $5,500.
Being out of work is difficult, and sending out resume filled with employment gaps can present a huge hurdle to ending that unemployment.
INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.
Economic growth slowed in Northwest Indiana in the fall, but remained consistent.
SPRINGFIELD | A coalition of business groups say Illinois employers cannot afford another increase in the minimum wage.
The winter doldrums, the blahs, the winter blues - they're all terms to describe what many experience at this time of year as cold temperatures and fewer hours of daylight start to wear on many people.
VALPARAISO | A workforce training event for middle school and high school counselors and teachers set for Wednesday has been canceled due to weather conditions and closure schedules in the region.
VALPARAISO | Middle school and high school counselors and teachers can learn about the best career pathways for students at an event this week.
If you made a New Year's resolution this week, you join 44 percent of Americans who did the same this year, according to a poll released by the Marist Institute for Public Opinion.
Looking for a job? If you're trained in home health care, retail or construction, your luck may soon change for the better.
Dim street lights have become a bright flashpoint in NIPSCO's case before state regulators to undertake $1 billion in electric system improvements and hike customer bills a cumulative 6 percent.
Despite the popular tune, not everyone can be home for Christmas.
The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board has set meeting dates for 2014.
The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.
A Northwest Indiana economic development agency won a national accolade for its efforts to draw more businesses to the region.
INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency has finalized a record number of incentive deals with Hoosier companies planning to expand their existing operations and out-of-state companies promising to relocate to Indiana.
Planning a holiday party can be a challenge for anyone. But when it's for hundreds of guests, the challenges compound.
Northwest Indiana should outperform the state and nation economically next year, but job growth and uncertainty remain major concerns, an economist said.
GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.
Karen Swim may live near Detroit, but her works takes her around the country - including this region - without ever having to leave her house.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
Ever walk down the street and see a beautifully decorated home, adorned with twinkling lights and big red bows for the holiday season?
NIPSCO has begun operation of the first "scrubber" installed at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, the first of $739 million in pollution control projects underway at electric generating stations.
Griffith resident Stephanie Nagy Shelbourne had her orientation training at Kohl's on Tuesday. Shelbourne was hired as a bagger to work on Black Friday and during other big sale days during the holidays.
Imagine having to prepare 130 30-pound turkeys, 1,400 pounds of mashed potatoes and 450 pumpkin pies - all for guests who are about to walk through your front door.
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