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GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

GUEST COMMENTARY: Are you missing out on interns?

Admittedly, we’re a little biased, but the Indiana INTERNnet and Indiana Chamber teams believe your company is not operating at full capacity if you aren’t hosting an internship program. Missing out on increased productivity, new creative energy and an efficient recruiting strategy, yes – bu…

July 28, 2014 12:00 am

Pence stands by right-to-work law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is not giving up on the state's right-to-work law, even though two Lake County judges have ruled it incompatible with the Indiana Constitution.

July 25, 2014 4:52 pm
State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

State asks Lake judge to stay ruling in right-to-work case

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Circuit Judge George Paras appears unlikely to grant Attorney General Greg Zoeller's request that Paras delay his decision finding the state's right-to-work law unconstitutional until the Indiana Supreme Court weighs in.

July 24, 2014 9:00 pm Related
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July 05, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s lead on paid leave

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s lead on paid leave

Forty years ago this weekend, my father died of a heart attack at age 52. I was 12, so as time goes by I remember less and less about him. But one vivid memory is of him always coming to my baseball games. And so when I had children, I promised myself I would do the same – not just to be in …

June 27, 2014 7:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

GUEST COMMENTARY: Labor takes aim at right to work law

Two years ago this February, Indiana legislators passed a measure prohibiting compulsory union dues and fees. Ever since then, good economic news for Hoosiers has been rolling in.

June 24, 2014 12:00 am

Applications for US jobless aid up modestly

WASHINGTON (AP) — More Americans filed for unemployment benefits last week, but claims for jobless aid remain near pre-recession levels.

June 12, 2014 8:17 am
Book chronicles Memorial Day Massacre

Book chronicles Memorial Day Massacre

Police shot, clubbed and gassed striking steelworkers who were marching across a prairie to the Republic Steel mill in Hegewisch on May 30, 1937, in what became known as the Memorial Day Massacre.

May 24, 2014 10:00 pm Photos

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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
Pence selects new chief of staff

Pence selects new chief of staff

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has appointed Jim Atterholt, a veteran Statehouse insider, as his new chief of staff.

May 13, 2014 2:15 pm
RICH JAMES: Pence's agency shifts sound shifty

RICH JAMES: Pence's agency shifts sound shifty

It has been three weeks since the story that Gov. Mike Pence was aligning agencies in a way that could lead to requiring out-of-work Hoosiers volunteer as a condition of receiving unemployment benefits.

May 11, 2014 12:00 am
Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership down 24 percent

Union membership had plummeted by 24 percent in Indiana over the last decade, and fewer than one out of every 10 Hoosier workers now belong to a union.

May 03, 2014 9:43 pm

Allied Tube and Conduit workers go on strike

HARVEY | About 460 workers went on strike Monday at the Allied Tube and Conduit plant after company management proposed changes, including freezing pension benefits and increasing out-of-pocket expenses for health insurance.

May 01, 2014 12:30 pm

E.C. hiring young people for temporary summer positions

EAST CHICAGO | The city is seeking applicants between the ages of 18 and 22 to fill 112 temporary positions for eight weeks in the summer.

April 27, 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
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

Information session scheduled for Certified Production Technician Program

PORTAGE | A free information session has been scheduled for anyone interested in learning about the Certified Production Technician Program.

April 18, 2014 10:14 am
RICH JAMES: Football players wrong to tackle Northwestern

RICH JAMES: Football players wrong to tackle Northwestern

I find it a bit odd that steelworkers in Gary, East Chicago, Burns Harbor and other places are financing the Northwestern University football players' fight to unionize.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
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
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