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Unemployment drops significantly in NWI

Unemployment plunged last month in Northwest Indiana to pre-recession levels, though the region continues to have some of the highest jobless rates in the state.

October 23, 2014 4:30 pm

US jobless aid applications rise to 283,000

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits rose last week after falling to a 14-year low the previous week. Despite the increase, weekly applications remain at historically low levels that suggest hiring is…

October 23, 2014 7:35 am

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

Indiana unemployment rate falls again

A surge in manufacturing jobs led to a 0.1 percent drop in Indiana's unemployment rate last month.

October 21, 2014 2:30 pm

Closing the deal on the job interview

Closing the deal on the job interview

Here’s a thought for lessening the anxiety after a job interview: Ask the hiring manager what he or she thinks of you as a candidate.

October 19, 2014 3:04 pm

US jobless aid applications fall to 14-year low

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment aid dropped to the lowest level in 14 years last week, the latest sign of a strengthening labor market that could help blunt worries about the impact of weak global growth.

October 16, 2014 9:07 am

What's resume-worthy? Offbeat details can grab attention

What's resume-worthy? Offbeat details can grab attention

As managing director for the recruiting firm Whitehouse Pimms, Mark Rich reads “thousand of resumes each year.”

October 11, 2014 5:25 pm

Failure to invest in infrastructure threatens economy

INDIANAPOLIS | Decades of public policy focused on reducing government spending and cutting taxes have left the United States and Indiana with a legacy of crumbling roads and bridges and no money to fix them.

October 11, 2014 12:15 pm

'Life After IU' involves networking

GARY | College grads, there is life after IU.

October 09, 2014 12:00 pm

Applications for US unemployment aid fall to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly fewer Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, pushing the average number of applications in the past month to an eight-year low.

October 09, 2014 8:20 am

Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Vets, others seek opportunities at LaPorte job fair

Michael Petitto, a Hobart High School graduate and veteran, walked away from a Work One job fair Wednesday encouraged about finding a good paying job.

October 08, 2014 2:30 pm Photos

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Employers can learn about value of interns

Local universities and the Valparaiso-based Center for Workforce Innovations are encouraging area employers to consider internship programs. Ancilla College, Calumet College of St. Joseph, St.  Joseph's College in Rensselaer and Valparaiso Un…

October 08, 2014 1:30 pm

Pence taking state's economic development message to Canada

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence will travel to Toronto on Wednesday for an international trade mission promoting the state's ties to Canada and encouraging Canadian companies to locate U.S. operations in Indiana.

October 07, 2014 12:30 pm

Take the DIY approach to your career

Take the DIY approach to your career

That do-it-yourself-spirit doesn’t just come in handy for projects around the house.

October 05, 2014 3:04 pm

U.S. jobless rate falls to 6-year low of 5.9 percent

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added 248,000 jobs in September, a burst of hiring that helped drive down the unemployment rate to 5.9 percent, the lowest since July 2008.

October 03, 2014 10:19 am

Applications for US jobless benefits drop to 287K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits dropped 8,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 287,000, as the total number of beneficiaries dropped to its lowest level in more than eight years.

October 02, 2014 8:03 am

Indiana looks to catch regional cities wave

Indiana looks to catch regional cities wave

Fresh back from a tour of high-growth U.S. cities, Indiana Economic Development Corp. president Eric Doden on Wednesday told Northwest Indiana leaders something you don't hear often from Indiana officials.

October 01, 2014 3:15 pm Photos

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I Make America Harley Tour rumbles into town

I Make America Harley Tour rumbles into town

MICHIGAN CITY | Congress has approved short-term stopgap highway funding for years, instead of a long-term transportation bill that would spell out exactly how much roadwork would be done on the interstates over the next four years.

September 30, 2014 4:00 pm

Check off your goals with a techie to-do

Check off your goals with a techie to-do

Some see them as passé. Others avoid them at all costs. Many don’t stay with them long enough to appreciate their virtues.

September 28, 2014 3:04 pm

Indiana unemployment agency wins anti-fraud grant

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — An Indiana agency is receiving nearly $1.5 million from the federal government to help catch those who collect unemployment payments while still working.

September 26, 2014 8:06 am

Unemployment dips slightly in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment dropped slightly in Northwest Indiana last month, though jobless rates bounced around in different communities.

September 23, 2014 5:00 am

Express To Impress

Express To Impress

Job interviews are variable enough that it’s rare to see specific advice on what candidates should say to impress and get closer to an offer.

September 21, 2014 3:04 pm

NIPSCO cuts back bill hikes, ups spending

NIPSCO cuts back bill hikes, ups spending

NIPSCO has significantly lowered its estimates of customer bill increases under its seven-year modernization programs in requests recently filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.

September 19, 2014 5:30 pm

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana unemployment rate ticks down

Indiana's seasonally adjusted employment rate fell to 5.8 percent in August, even though the state lost private-sector jobs.

September 19, 2014 11:00 am

Applications for US jobless benefits fall sharply

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people applying for U.S. unemployment benefits dropped by a sharp 36,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 280,000, a sign that the job market is strengthening.

September 18, 2014 7:49 am

Craft cocktail plant coming to Michigan City

MICHIGAN CITY | A new facility in Michigan City will bottle prepared cocktails crafted by famed Aviary mixologist Charles Joly, who just won best bartender in the world last month.

September 16, 2014 8:15 pm

Kenosha development rush delivers benefits

Kenosha development rush delivers benefits

Bouncing basketballs, splashing water and the swoosh of blades on ice are the sounds of economic development in Kenosha County, Wis.

September 15, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

Lear contract would raise pay up to $21.58 an hour

Lear Corp. workers in Hammond will be able to earn up to $21.58 an hour under a tentative contract that eliminates a two-tier pay scale that locked newer workers into lower wages.

September 15, 2014 6:30 pm Photos

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Tipping Points

Tipping Points

Why might a waitress in Indiana be more miffed by a bad tip than a waitress in California?

September 13, 2014 5:29 pm

Applications for US unemployment rise to 315K

WASHINGTON (AP) — More people sought U.S. unemployment benefits last week, though the trend in benefit applications in the past month remained low.

September 11, 2014 7:56 am

It's great to delegate

It's great to delegate

Ben Franklin said it best: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. At least that's the case if you go to meetings unprepared.

September 07, 2014 12:00 am

Group helps older workers transition back into workforce

Any older residents who are having trouble finding work can now turn to a nonprofit group for help.

September 05, 2014 8:30 am

US employers add 142K jobs, fewest in 8 months

WASHINGTON (AP) — U.S. employers added just 142,000 jobs in August, snapping a six-month streak of hiring above 200,000 and posting the smallest gain in eight months.

September 05, 2014 8:01 am

Striking fast-food workers block Chicago street

CHICAGO | A few hundred fast-food workers and their supporters blocked traffic on a busy South Side street between a McDonald's and a Burger King on Thursday morning until police moved in and took nearly two dozen into custody.

September 04, 2014 6:43 pm

Applications for US jobless aid at still-low 302K

WASHINGTON (AP) — Slightly more Americans sought unemployment benefits last week, but the total number of people receiving aid remained at its lowest level in more than seven years.

September 04, 2014 8:01 am

Counselors, teachers can learn about career pathways

An upcoming READY NWI program will provide teachers, counselors and principals with information about where their students can find work after graduation.

September 01, 2014 5:30 pm

Leaving Gracefully

Leaving Gracefully

Not all is dim in the job market. Compared to five years ago, when more people were being let go, an increasing number of employees are voluntarily moving on.

August 30, 2014 5:41 pm

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

Indiana business starts lowest since at least 1990

The dream of owning a business and working for oneself, an aspiration nearly half of all Americans have according to a recent survey, is becoming more of a rarity in Indiana.

August 28, 2014 11:45 pm

Applications for US unemployment aid slip to 298K

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 298,000, a low level that signals employers are cutting few jobs and hiring is likely to remain strong.

August 28, 2014 7:55 am

Hobart call center looking to hire more than 500

HOBART | Teleperformance Americall intends to add hundreds of agents to its customer service staff in coming weeks at its warehouse-sized facility in the city’s Northwind Crossings industrial park.

August 25, 2014 12:24 pm

Big Place On Campus

Big Place On Campus

Part of the parent orientation program at the college her son would soon enter as a freshman didn’t surprise Mimi Collins.

August 23, 2014 5:36 pm

Domestic steel industry wins big in trade case

Domestic steel industry wins big in trade case

U.S. Steel, Chicago-based JMC Steel Group and seven other companies have pressed the case for more than a year that they have not been able to reap the benefits of the booming U.S. shale oil and gas sector because of a flood of heavily subsid…

August 22, 2014 2:06 pm

Family Christian Center to host job fair, workshops

MUNSTER | Family Christian Center, 340 W. 45th St., is hosting a job fair from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Aug. 29. 

August 21, 2014 10:45 am

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

United Auto Workers authorize Lear strike

HAMMOND | United Auto Workers Local 2235 has voted to authorize a strike at the Lear Corp. seat factory if a new contract cannot be reached.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

Construction kicks off on Monosol's new plant

PORTAGE| Construction crossed a major milestone on MonoSol's $95 million expansion in Portage, which is expected to result in 157 new jobs by the end of the decade.

August 21, 2014 5:00 am

Make Meetings Matter: Everyday necessities are an opportunity to shine

Make Meetings Matter: Everyday necessities are an opportunity to shine

Ben Franklin said it best: By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail. At least that's the case if you go to meetings unprepared.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment drops in Northwest Indiana

Unemployment rates fell significantly in Northwest Indiana last month after more people found work or stopped looking.

August 16, 2014 12:00 am

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

Jobseekers hoping for help from Lady Luck

MICHIGAN CITY | Hundreds of job seekers met potential employers Thursday during a job fair hosted by Goodwill Industries of Michiana, Ivy Tech Community College and Blue Chip Casino.

August 14, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Open Office Space: How wall-less workspaces can help promote productivity and collaboration – and why some experts are critical.

Open Office Space: How wall-less workspaces can help promote productivity and collaboration – and why some experts are critical.

The global real estate firm CBRE’s July report “The Evolving Workplace: How U.S. Office Space is Changing” reinforces what many tech startups seemed to know, ahead of the curve, about employees: They don’t like to be tethered to a workstation.

August 10, 2014 3:02 pm

Businesses seeking employees at Michigan City job fair

More than 40 employers, including Monosol and Alcoa, want job applicants at an upcoming job fair in Michigan City.

August 05, 2014 4:41 pm
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