Roughly one out of every five Northwest Indiana residents has a bachelor's degree, and the region lags both the state and the nation.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans stood up for a controversial new state agency last week, voting down a proposal by House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, to defund Gov. Mike Pence's Center for Education and Career Innovation.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Frank Mrvan, D-Hammond, is enthusiastically backing President Barack Obama's call for a higher minimum wage.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's schools would minimize constitutionally mandated focus on general "knowledge and learning," and become worker training centers from the earliest grades under an agenda announced Tuesday by Gov. Mike Pence.
My top priorities have always been to strengthen Indiana’s economy and to help create Hoosier jobs. We can all agree — Democrats and Republicans — the recent government shutdown and the threat of failing to pay our nation’s bills were a significant setback to this seemingly simple goal.
Volunteers are needed to serve as career advisers at Calumet, Highland, East Chicago and Westville high schools.
Today, Govs. Mike Pence, Pat Quinn and Scott Walker have the opportunity to create history by rallying and encouraging community, business, government and academic leaders from 21 counties in Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin around one unifying mission – to work together on common regional goals.
The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board has announced its 2013-14 slate of members.
MERRILLVILLE | Northwest Indiana's economy has grown to $34 billion today from $29 billion in 2009, but the rising tide is not lifting the boats of workers without enough skills or education.
About a dozen East Chicago residents are starting new careers as nursing assistants or semi-truck drivers, as a result of the Holistic Community Coalition's workforce development program.
Last month, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle and her Council of Economic Advisers released the “Partnering for Prosperity” report, which lays out a clear economic growth action agenda for Cook County.
PORTAGE | Representatives of educational facilities, industry and workforce development sat down together Thursday morning to discuss how the three could work together to provide the necessary skills for the jobs of the present and the future.
Tax credits are available for people interested in making contributions to the Center of Workforce Innovations to help defray the costs of providing local adult education services.
Four WorkOne express service centers will close in the next few months as the regional operator of the state's workforce development system braces itself for program funding reductions.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's unemployment rate remained steady at 9 percent in November, lagging behind the U.S. rate of 8.6 percent.
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.
VALPARAISO | Edgar Tillery pleaded guilty Monday afternoon to opening fire with a shotgun March 5 outside the Indiana Department of Workforce Development office in Portage.
Two years ago, Lansing resident Barbara McKinney lost her job working as a receptionist for the Sheraton Chicago Hotel & Towers. Ever since, McKinney's attempts to find a job have been met with resistance as she and her husband have been hit with health problems and hospitalizations.
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