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Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

Northwest Indiana unemployment plunged in April

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

May 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls under 6 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

April 21, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

Indiana unemployment rate falls by 0.3 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 28, 2014 12:30 pm
Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

Indiana unemployment rate plunges by 0.4 percent

In January, the state's unemployment rate dropped to the lowest level since 2008, but joblessness rose month-to-month in winter storm-battered Northwest Indiana.

March 17, 2014 12:30 pm

Michigan City trucking terminal closing doors

MICHIGAN CITY | A Michigan City trucking terminal plans to close March 31 following its sale to a New York-based firm, putting 130 people out of work.

March 17, 2014 8:15 am
LABOR: Workers missing out on economic gains

LABOR: Workers missing out on economic gains

The economy is recovering, but the wealth that has been generated is not being shared widely, a local labor leader said.

February 02, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Jobs, education are keys to thriving economy

Jobs – secure, well-paying jobs – help to build and solidify a community.

November 24, 2013 12:00 am
LABOR: Joblessness remains too high

LABOR: Joblessness remains too high

Too many people are still out of work, a local labor leader said.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

M'ville skilled nursing facility closing, cutting 121 jobs

MERRILLVILLE | Towne Centre Health Care's skilled nursing facility is closing in November, cutting all 121 jobs at the center, the parent company told the state this week.

September 06, 2013 7:00 pm
Manufacturing jobs continue to pay well

Manufacturing jobs continue to pay well

Factory jobs still pay well, and have been offering new hires healthier paychecks than they could fetch in other professions.

September 04, 2013 6:00 pm
LABOR: Work steady, but unemployment rate stagnant

LABOR: Work steady, but unemployment rate stagnant

Work remains steady at Northwest Indiana’s major manufacturers, but a local union leader said the number of job would increase if there were more construction projects and infrastructure spending.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana gets $2.3 million for jobless training

Indiana received a $2.3 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to retrain laid-off workers.

July 04, 2013 10:53 am

Unemployment benefits set to drop 10.7 percent due to sequester

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers out of work for more than 26 weeks and collecting unemployment will see their weekly benefit payments shrink 10.7 percent starting April 8.

March 29, 2013 12:16 pm

State drops plan to halt unemployment payments

INDIANAPOLIS | State officials have canceled a plan to suspend unemployment payments for more than 32,000 out-of-work Hoosiers that was prompted by automatic federal budget cuts known as the sequester.

February 27, 2013 3:22 pm

States readying people for unemployment benefits change

State workforce development departments around the country are urging people to prepare for the sunset of a law that provided extended federal unemployment insurance benefits to people separated from their jobs.

December 15, 2012 1:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Short-term, long-term help for hunger

This Thanksgiving, as we stuff first the turkey or stovetop and then ourselves, we must recognize that thousands in Northwest Indiana don't have enough to eat.

November 22, 2012 12:00 am

New law reduces time to collect unemployment

INDIANAPOLIS | Extended unemployment benefits will end 10 weeks earlier for out-of-work Hoosiers who seek assistance starting Sunday.

August 28, 2012 3:45 pm

Company might lay off 85 Gary school bus drivers as routes streamlined

GARY | Illinois Central School Bus LLC could layoff between 80 and 85 employees in Gary as a result of a reduction of routes serving the Gary Community School Corp., a company representative said Monday.

June 04, 2012 7:50 pm

Aluminum extrusion products maker closing Kentland plant

An aluminum extrusion products manufacturer is shuttering its only Newton County operation later this year.

February 08, 2012 12:45 pm

St. John Kmart closing April 8

ST. JOHN | Sears Holdings Corp. is planning to close a Kmart store, 9550 Wicker Ave., St. John, on April 8.

February 01, 2012 9:30 am
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