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Manufacturing Jobs

PSC noncredit courses designed with manufacturing in mind

Manufacturing is back and one of the industries with high-paying jobs available. Many companies have an older workforce and are facing a future shortage of workers. Over the past few months representatives from Prairie State College have been meeting with manufacturing companies to find out …

May 05, 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
Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Manufacturing a future: Region's economy has been evolving

Northwest Indiana was forged largely on steel, and its lunch-pail identity is welded to the metal made in the blaze of the mills that loom over the lakeshore. But today's new jobs are more likely to be found in suburban business parks and health care facilities.

March 22, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

GUEST COMMENTARY: Indiana making progress, but climb isn't over

Indiana has made great progress in the past year. Unemployment has dropped below 7 percent, and we rank fifth in the nation in private sector job growth. Indiana is consistently recognized as a great place to do business. Site Selection Magazine recently ranked us as the most competitive sta…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Manufacturing hub could fuel demand for more workforce development

Manufacturing hub could fuel demand for more workforce development

HAMMOND | Purdue Calumet was not one of the more than 70 college, government and business partners that helped Chicago land a $320 million digital manufacturing research hub, but it has been involved in similar pursuits and could collaborate on workforce training needed for next-generation m…

March 01, 2014 6:00 pm
Region's manufacturing focus accounts for slow growth, jobs deficit

Region's manufacturing focus accounts for slow growth, jobs deficit

Northwest Indiana grew at a slower pace than the state and nation last year, partly because of the heavy concentration in manufacturing.

January 19, 2014 6:00 am
Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

Manufacturing job growth has fallen short of goal

The number of manufacturing jobs nationally recently surpassed 12 million for the first time since May 2009.

January 15, 2014 6:00 am
Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

Unemployment in Indiana drops to 7.3 percent

The state's unemployment rate continued a downward slide by dropping 0.2 percentage points to 7.3 percent in November.

December 21, 2013 5:00 pm

Advancing Manufacturing program to expand to Portage

PORTAGE | Manufacturers looking for employees here could have an easier time next year thanks to the expansion of a program initially introduced in Lafayette.

December 04, 2013 1:13 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
Indiana gains manufacturing jobs for second straight year

Indiana gains manufacturing jobs for second straight year

Indiana added manufacturing jobs for the second straight year, but the region missed out on the gains.

August 02, 2013 5:30 pm
Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

Purdue Cal shows off manufacturing expertise

HAMMOND | Top manufacturing officials toured Purdue University Calumet on Tuesday to learn how the school is training next-generation workers for increasingly high-tech factory jobs and what students are doing to improve the bottom line of local companies.

July 16, 2013 12:44 pm Photos

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Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages

Wanted: Manufacturing jobs with higher wages

University of Wyoming energy economics professor Timothy Considine believes all jobs are not created equal.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Green economy helping drive economic recovery

GUEST COMMENTARY: Green economy helping drive economic recovery

The election campaigns brought a deluge of hypercharged political sound bites about environmental values even though there’s strong public support for cleaner air that’s healthier to breathe, cleaner water that’s safer to drink and enjoy for recreation, and fewer dangerous toxics in our comm…

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

GUEST COMMENTARY: Bring home jobs for the Fourth of July

As back yards across Indiana are transformed into full-blown Fourth of July barbecues complete with smoking grills, fresh-squeezed lemonade and tasty red-white-and-blue treats, it’s a good time to remind ourselves that not all homes will be sites of celebration. These days, it’s hard to driv…

July 04, 2012 12:00 am

Steel Caucus says courts need to revisit trade policy decision

Congressional Steel Caucus members say they are concerned about the impact a mid-December decision from a federal appellate court could have on trade-sensitive American industries.

January 04, 2012 12:00 am
Look to universities to boost region economy, speaker says

Look to universities to boost region economy, speaker says

EAST CHICAGO | Pittsburgh isn't the largest city and still is a work in progress in terms of improving living conditions for many of its residents.

November 30, 2011 4:15 pm Photos

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Look to universities to boost region economy

Look to universities to boost region economy

The head of a regional technology trade group based in Pittsburgh said the city is revitalizing itself with universities attracting talent from around the world and supporting a network of tech business ventures. At an East Chicago event last week, the CEO of Pittsburgh Technology Council sh…

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RUST BELT RESURGENCE: Aiming to be 'Superior'

RUST BELT RESURGENCE: Aiming to be 'Superior'

Duluth, Minnesota Mayor Don Ness believes jobs are going to keep his city afloat and lift its population. The city is moving away from heavy industry and shipping to support opportunities in tourism, health care and manufacturing.

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RUST BELT RESURGENCE: Aiming to be 'Superior'

RUST BELT RESURGENCE: Aiming to be 'Superior'

DULUTH, Minn. | While people may continue to fall in love with its pretty shoreline, Mayor Don Ness believes jobs are going to keep Duluth afloat and one day lift the city's population.

September 18, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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