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WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of people seeking U.S. unemployment benefits rose 68,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 368,000, the largest increase in more than a year.
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.
A state-sponsored entrepreneurial initiative is touting a $33.2 million economic impact in Northwest Indiana.
It's official - winter weather has arrived.
Want to earn a few extra bucks for the holidays?
Kristy Moreland will finish her degree from Indiana University Northwest this December, but her road to graduation wasn't an easy one.
Economic development has been taking off in Northwest Indiana over the last two years, after a string of growing companies announced plans to invest millions of dollars and add dozens of jobs.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann has tapped a Portage native to spread the word to Hoosier companies about state resources available to small businesses.
For area stores specializing in Halloween costumes and decorations, October is more like December.
MUNSTER| A growing air conditioning component manufacturer needed room to expand and decided to uproot and move across the state border.
Saundra Taylor considers herself a people person and always thought during her 34 years at NIPSCO she knew how to communicate with superiors.
MISHAWAKA | Franciscan Alliance cut 275 employees at its 11 hospitals and health care facilities in Indiana on Wednesday.
WASHINGTON | Almost 6 million young people are neither in school nor working, according to a study released Monday.
It's often assumed work at the Indiana Dunes State Park slows down when temperatures drop.
A lot can happen in 24 hours - car accidents, fires, medical emergencies, mass casualty incidents, just to name a few.
GARY | The city of Gary has teamed with Schneider National, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers, in a series of upcoming job fairs.
A mass layoff is coming after Muncie-based First Merchants Corp. bought Citizens Financial Bank.
More than 1,500 people attended the inaugural Second Congressional District Job Fair on Friday, hosted by U.S. Rep. Robin Kelly at South Suburban College.
Every morning, Pete Stenberg wakes up, and his mind automatically focuses on one thing – veterans.
VALPARAISO │ Addressing the “education to employment” crisis in Northwest Indiana will be the goal of the newly created Region 1 Indiana Works Council, which had its first meeting Friday at Ivy Tech Community College.
An auto parts maker wants to invest $25 million in a new plant in either Indiana or Ohio, and will pump $2 million into new technology at its existing factory in Valparaiso if it picks the Hoosier state.
INDIANAPOLIS | State workforce officials announced Monday that Indiana is on track to pay off its massive unemployment insurance debt to the federal government in the next four years.
Social media can be an essential component to the success of a business.
GARY | The Indiana Department of Transportation aims to hire as many as 30 seasonal winter program workers at a job fair next week.
A wide-range of employers with available job openings will be on hand to meet job-seekers. Participating employers represent a variety of industries, including banking, health care, retail, insurance, government and transportation.
About 7,000 tradesman are still working on the BP Whiting Refinery project, or about half as many as had been employed during the peak of the construction.
Just as Facebook and other social media sites can paint a professional picture, they can also paint a very crude or unflattering picture of an employee or job candidate.
Northwest Indiana Forum President and Chief Executive Officer Mark Maassel is leaving the regional business group to become vice president of the Indiana Energy Association, a utility trade group based in Indianapolis.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence selected NIPSCO Training Manager Kristin Emaus Wednesday to lead Northwest Indiana's works council.
If you're only use sites like Facebook and Twitter to check in with friends, employment experts say you're missing out on a golden opportunity.
INDIANAPOLIS | While he hasn't finalized any deals that will create jobs for Hoosiers in the near-term, Gov. Mike Pence is confident the relationships he's developed on his Japan trade mission will pay off for Indiana in the long run.
If you're in between jobs, staying marketable and keeping your job skills fresh can be your biggest challenge.
Calumet City resident James Edwards worked for a janitorial supply company for 21 years, until the company lost a contract with the city of Chicago last year.
Northwest Indiana's economy picked up for the ninth straight month, but posted only a slight gain in the July NWI Index.
Factory jobs still pay well, and have been offering new hires healthier paychecks than they could fetch in other professions.
As a young child, Greg Wiseman had the world in his view.
Aging America is a joint AP-APME project examining the aging of the baby boomers and the impact of this so-called silver tsunami on society
Years ago, Northwest Indiana residents could get out of high school and find work at a mill or on the factory floor.
Chances are you've worked with one.
MERRILLVILLE | Art Van Furniture will celebrate the opening of its Merrillville retail location Aug. 31 with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting event.
GARY | As a part of its “New Day, New Jobs” initiative, the city of Gary partnered with Majestic Star Casino and Hotel to host the Gary First Career Fair on Wednesday at the Genesis Convention Center.
Indiana's unemployment rate rose slightly in June, according to government data released Thursday.
Although Linda Ebert had been a gardener most her life, she had no intention of ever becoming a commercial grower.
Each year, NACE surveys its employer members on hiring plans and other employment-related issues in order to assess a variety of conditions that may influence the job market for new college graduates.
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