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Indiana's unemployment rate has dropped to 5.9 percent. A closer look at the added jobs might not be quite as encouraging.

April 24, 2014 12:00 am

ATI Castings to close, affecting 120 workers

LAPORTE | A major employer in LaPorte is shutting down, a decision that eliminates about 120 jobs.

April 21, 2014 7:00 pm
Hammond hosts annual job fair

Hammond hosts annual job fair

HAMMOND │ The Mayor’s Office of Economic Development hosted Hammond’s 11th annual job fair Thursday, featuring 73 companies representing government, finance, gaming, health care, sales, manufacturing and apprenticeship trades.

April 17, 2014 3:34 pm Photos

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RDA wants to contribute $3.3 million to grow jobs

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority voted Thursday contribute $3.3 million to help close deals for two companies that want to create 285 jobs in the region.

April 17, 2014 1:15 pm

2 Chicago casino options threaten NWI jobs, tax revenue

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana casinos, communities and residents stand to lose big if a suburban Illinois state lawmaker wins approval for either of his plans to expand gaming in Chicago.

April 16, 2014 7:15 pm
Indiana troops first stop on Pence's Germany trip

Indiana troops first stop on Pence's Germany trip

INDIANAPOLIS | A Portage airman was among the Hoosier troops stationed in Germany that Gov. Mike Pence met Monday on the first stop of his jobs mission to Indiana's largest European trading partner.

April 14, 2014 1:30 pm Video Photos

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IU Northwest welcomes job seekers to career fair

IU Northwest welcomes job seekers to career fair

More than 200 job seekers attended the 13th annual Career Fair on Friday at Indiana University Northwest.

April 11, 2014 2:47 pm Photos

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Ivy Tech promotes baby boomers with "Plus 50" initiative

Ivy Tech Community College knows the value of matching local job market needs with a trained workforce, and now they are working to prepare adults 50 and older for careers that give back to the community.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am

Indiana seeks federal permission to grow hemp

INDIANAPOLIS | The state seed commissioner is wasting no time in trying to win federal approval for Hoosier farmers to grow hemp for industrial purposes.

April 03, 2014 6:30 pm Video Related
Developer plans $68.5 million revamp of Union Tank Car site

Developer plans $68.5 million revamp of Union Tank Car site

EAST CHICAGO | A massive $68.5 million project will transform the vacant, debris-littered Union Tank Car Co. site in East Chicago into a major business park with more than 1 million square feet of space.

April 01, 2014 7:19 pm Photos

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East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

The City of East Chicago held an informational meeting Wednesday for contractors on the $17 million RDA-funded Phase One Waterfront Revitalization Project.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Low-skill jobs are disappearing fast

The Times reporter Joseph Pete's story on Northwest Indiana's manufacturing sector last Sunday should be required reading for all high school students.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Pence expects business tax cuts to produce new jobs

GREENWOOD, Ind. | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law a package of business tax cuts Tuesday that's smaller than he originally sought, but which he believes still will lure companies to Indiana and help existing Hoosier employers grow.

March 25, 2014 6:00 pm

E.C. launching website to connect workers, contractors

EAST CHICAGO | The city is launching a website that aims to link potential employees with contractors working on infrastructure projects.

March 24, 2014 8:30 pm

We rebuilt Europe, Japan, but not our bridge

America needs jobs. More than 40 million people are at the poverty level. There are record numbers of requests for basic needs. We have to stop signing trade agreements that give our jobs to foreign countries. There are more than 10 million American jobs in China alone.

March 21, 2014 12:00 am
Coats hears local business leaders' concerns

Coats hears local business leaders' concerns

PORTAGE │ U.S. Sen. Dan Coats, R-Ind., left Portage on Wednesday with “three pages of notes” after having a roundtable discussion where he heard Northwest Indiana Forum members’ concerns on heath care, job creation, taxes and workforce development. 

March 19, 2014 12:58 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
GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

GOP, Democrats view results of legislative session differently

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican House and Senate leaders, along with Gov. Mike Pence, claimed victory for their legislative agendas Friday, while Democrats despaired that the 2014 Indiana General Assembly didn't do more to improve the lives of everyday Hoosiers.

March 14, 2014 3:30 pm Related

Lawmakers send business tax cut package to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly approved a package of business tax cuts, during its final meeting of the year Thursday, that supporters believe will create jobs by making Indiana stand out as a low-tax haven for companies.

March 13, 2014 7:00 pm
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