GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana Chamber of Commerce officials met with a Northwest Indiana business crowd Friday to tout progress made on a long-range economic development plan and to discuss next steps, including a legislative push to let employees factor smoking into hiring decisions and health ins…
PORTAGE | Contractors hired to do work at Northwest Indiana's steel mills, oil refinery and factories can minimize the risk of accidents by first sending workers to a new safety training center, where they can practice entering underground tanks and climbing up scaffolding.
So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.
INDIANAPOLIS | Brett Voorhies, an Indianapolis member of the United Steelworkers Union, was elected Tuesday president of the Indiana AFL-CIO, a federation of 800 local unions representing more than 300,000 Hoosier workers.
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.
PORTAGE | Portage firefighters ratified their new contract this week with a vote of 36 to 3.
The Indianapolis 500 always will be the fastest race in the state, but in even-numbered years the legislative sprint by the Indiana General Assembly runs a close second.
PORTAGE | For the first time in a long time, the city could enter a new year with signed contracts with all union employees.
Indiana's jobless rate plunged to a five-year low of 7.5 percent last month, and dipped to 8.3 percent in the Gary metropolitan area.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Karen Tallian, D-Ogden Dunes, was honored as a "Small Business Champion" Monday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.
SCHERERVILLE | Northwest Indiana's economy should continue down a path of slow growth next year, when the state's unemployment rate is project to shrink to 6.5 percent.
MERRILLVILLE | More and more people are using single-load detergent packets when washing their dishes or doing their laundry -- instead of measuring out the cleaning agent and maybe spilling some in the process.
Anyone who is looking for a job in Northwest Indiana might want to clear their calendar Tuesday afternoon.
Injuries and illnesses suffered at Indiana workplaces fell by 7 percent last year, marking the first time the rate has declined since 2009.
PORTAGE | The City Council this week approved an ordinance revamping compensatory time policies for city employees.
MERRILLVILLE | Amazon, Zappos and Overstock.com ate away for years at the Panel Processing Inc.'s bread-and-butter business, which was making paneling and fixtures for retail stores.
The Indiana Automotive Council has drafted a three-year strategic plan that's aimed at making the state's auto manufacturers and suppliers more globally competitive, in order to spark more jobs and investment.
What could be more important than economic development for Northwest Indiana? Sustainable economic development, that’s what! And there is a big difference between the two.
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