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MARC CHASE: Hoosier fiscal wisdom needed in Washington

MARC CHASE: Hoosier fiscal wisdom needed in Washington

Though all the moves haven't resonated as popular with the predominantly left-leaning government leaders of Lake County, it's hard to argue with the taxpayer-friendly streamlining Indiana has witnessed under fiscally conservative leadership in Indianapolis.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am

Eight region businesses fined for safety violations

So far this year, the state has fined eight Northwest Indiana businesses for safety violations, a fourfold increase over 2012.

December 05, 2013 4:00 pm

Grant will help PUC retrain displaced workers

Purdue University Calumet landed a $2.74 million grant to retrain displaced workers.

September 18, 2013 8:15 pm
Worker deaths in Indiana sink to historic low

Worker deaths in Indiana sink to historic low

Indiana workplaces have gotten safer, with the fewest fatalities on record last year, but state officials would still like to lower the number of fatal vehicle crashes.

August 22, 2013 1:00 pm
Fatal workplace accidents rise in Indiana in '11

Fatal workplace accidents rise in Indiana in '11

The head of the Indiana Department of Labor said Monday the increase in last year's total of fatal occupational injuries shows that more progress is needed in workplace safety.

September 24, 2012 5:00 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: This Labor Day, celebrate the American worker

GUEST COMMENTARY: This Labor Day, celebrate the American worker

For many in Indiana and across the country, Labor Day symbolizes the end of summer, back-to-school sales and a fun three-day weekend. But it’s more than that for me.

September 03, 2012 12:00 am
Labor market needs youth employment, workforce development

Labor market needs youth employment, workforce development

GARY | A Chicago-based U.S. Department of Labor representative praised Northwest Indiana work force development efforts and offered suggestions on how businesses can continue to support the labor market.

August 13, 2012 6:00 pm
Safety awareness important economic driver, advocates say

Safety awareness important economic driver, advocates say

RIVERDALE | Businesses that emphasize safety in their operations also find benefits in production efficiency, product quality and operations costs, a group of workplace safety advocates said Friday at a training seminar.

July 13, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Program preparing workers for advanced manufacturing

As part of the overall effort of the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association and the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp. to grow the south suburban region’s economy, no aspect is more important than workforce development. Our employers consistently cite the need for high-qual…

May 27, 2012 12:00 am

Federal program opens to retrain out-of-work vets

A new federal program aims to retrain 99,000 unemployed veterans for high-demand jobs and will cover the education costs for up to one year.

May 18, 2012 10:00 am

Indiana jobless rate shows fourth consecutive monthly decline

Indiana's unemployment rate dropped 0.2 percentage points to 8.2 percent in March, matching the national rate.

April 20, 2012 4:00 pm
NWI farms face stricter federal rules that ban many tasks for minors

NWI farms face stricter federal rules that ban many tasks for minors

The days of teens getting a summer job on a neighbor's farm could be coming to an end.

April 16, 2012 6:30 pm Photos

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Jobless rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Jobless rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Indiana gained more than 11,000 jobs in February, as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent. The rate in Indiana has fallen for three consecutive months, but remains just above the nation's unemployment rate at 8.3 percent.

April 02, 2012 12:00 am
Unemployment rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Unemployment rate falls to 8.4 percent in Indiana

Indiana gained more than 11,000 jobs in February as the unemployment rate fell to 8.4 percent.

March 30, 2012 11:15 am
PHIL WIELAND: Old McDonald's farm too dangerous? E-I-E-I-OW!

PHIL WIELAND: Old McDonald's farm too dangerous? E-I-E-I-OW!

The U.S. Labor Department plans to eliminate my old job as too dangerous. If I had known that, I never would have gotten that real estate license.

March 30, 2012 12:00 am
Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Sharp employment growth helped Indiana's unemployment rate fall to 8.7 percent in January, state officials said Tuesday. The jobless rate fell 0.2 percentage points from a December figure of 8.9 percent, the federal government said.

March 19, 2012 5:00 am
Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Unemployment rate falls to 8.7 percent in Indiana

Sharp employment growth helped Indiana's unemployment rate fall to 8.7 percent in January, state officials said Tuesday.

March 13, 2012 4:00 pm

DOL grant makes green training available for workers

A Department of Labor grant is helping Ivy Tech Community College provide students an industry certification as a green manufacturing worker.

March 05, 2012 12:00 pm

Energy career training available for young adults

Training dollars from the U.S. Department of Labor could help young adults get into the energy industry, the Center of Workforce Innovations said in a news release.

October 07, 2011 3:00 pm

WorkOne to assist veterans with green training

Northwest Indiana workforce advocates are encouraging veterans to work with the local workforce development system to engage in free training to help land a green job.

October 06, 2011 12:00 pm
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