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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.

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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

HAMMOND | 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

Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

Business booming for Indiana commerce agency

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's commerce agency is on track for a record-setting year in enticing businesses to locate or expand in Indiana.

August 05, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Flexibility? Not Such A Stretch

Flexibility? Not Such A Stretch

Maybe it's working at home one day a week, allowing the opportunity to volunteer at your kid's school. Or maybe it's the chance to attend a meeting via Skype, rather than traveling overnight.

August 03, 2014 1:19 pm

Ill. official tours SouthSTAR Services' e-recycling facility

Ill. official tours SouthSTAR Services' e-recycling facility

STEGER | Lawrence Hunt was eager to explain his work to Kevin Casey, director of the Division of Developmental Disabilities for Illinois.

July 31, 2014 4:00 pm Photos

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Morton Marcus to talk with Gary chamber

GARY | A well-known economist who's known for his humor will address the Gary Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 11.

July 31, 2014 10:00 am

When on the job, remember to Stop, Drop and Roll

When on the job, remember to Stop, Drop and Roll

School children across the nation learn that this is what they must do when their clothes catch on fire. And the advice for employees caught in a heated situation is no different.

July 27, 2014 6:45 pm

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Steel jobs have plummeted by a third since 2000

Northwest Indiana's steel industry, which once drew immigrants from the world over and put bread on many tables for generations, has lost a third of its jobs since 2000.

July 26, 2014 7:00 pm

Getting out from underemployed

Getting out from underemployed

Don’t underestimate young waiters and waitresses. Chances are good they have the education to not only do their job well, but to manage the place.

July 20, 2014 1:19 pm

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana's unemployment rate rose by 0.2 percentage points to 5.9 percent, despite a gain of 10,000 private-sector jobs in June, because more people returned to the workforce.

July 18, 2014 12:45 pm

Longer openings benefit jobseekers

Longer openings benefit jobseekers

Jobseekers no longer face a formidable mountain of competition, according to some relevant new statistics.

July 12, 2014 5:00 pm

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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More than 700 jobs need to be filled

GARY | More than 700 jobs are available, and many need to be filled now.

July 09, 2014 7:00 am

How to network your way to a great new job

How to network your way to a great new job

When it comes to getting a job or doing business, social media and other forms of electronic communication are a great networking tool, however, there will never be a substitute for communicating face-to-face.

July 06, 2014 3:31 pm

Illinois releases 5-year economic blueprint

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. | The state agency in charge of helping improve Illinois' economy released a five-year plan on Monday that it hopes will create a good environment for business growth and prosperity.

June 30, 2014 3:04 pm

Keeping Your Resume Current

Keeping Your Resume Current

If you can’t remember the last time you updated your resume, then you are due for an overhaul. Many candidates wait until they find a job that interests them before scrambling to add key projects or experience that could give them the edge in…

June 29, 2014 2:51 pm

Diversity can boost the bottom line

Diversity can boost the bottom line

HOBART | Corporate executives and business leaders are most likely to listen to numbers.

June 25, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Indiana lands $3.2 million to help the unemployed find new jobs

Indiana secured $3.2 million to help out-of-work people find new jobs.

June 24, 2014 12:42 pm

New economic development group raises enough to hire director

A new economic development agency in Lake County has raised enough money to hire its first executive director.

June 23, 2014 11:00 am

The Times Media Company's 6th Annual Job Fair & Business Symposium

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

June 22, 2014 5:54 pm

The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Inclusion Initiative: The Times Media Company's 7th Annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium

The Times Media Company’s annual Diversity Job Fair and Business Symposium celebrates its seventh year of highlighting diversity awareness and the network of resources available in the Calumet and Northwest Indiana region. The event this year…

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Global industries with local facilities have ambitious workforce diversity programs

Generations of Northwest Indiana families built their lives around the many jobs that major industries brought to this area more than 100 years ago. The adjacency to the Great Lakes created a transportation hub not only at manufacturing cente…

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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Northwest Indiana is a top market for gaming careers in the Midwest

Northwest Indiana is a top market for gaming careers in the Midwest

Northwest Indiana is one of the nation’s top markets for gaming and as a result is a top job provider in the region. Though gaming is the primary attraction for visitors, there are many different types of jobs at the casinos and programs that…

June 22, 2014 5:37 pm Photos

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