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Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Unemployment stays steady in Indiana, falls in Illinois

Indiana's unemployment remained unchanged last month, while the joblessness rate fell in Illinois for the fifth straight month.

August 18, 2014 3:00 pm
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
Workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition

Workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition

Russ Taylor, center, executive director of the Foundations of East Chicago, talks about the partnership between UPS and the Holistic Community Coalition. UPS representative Gregg Glotzbach, left, presented $10,000 earlier this summer to Pastor Darnell Johnson, right, from the Holistic Commun…

December 22, 2013 3:29 pm
Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Schneider National Regional Recruiting Manager Darrell Comer, from left, and driver trainer Edward McGhee talk with Vector Abrams and Lonnie Williams at a workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition.

July 12, 2013 4:08 pm
Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Program putting East Chicagoans to work

Basia Rei, left, of East Chicago, chats with Melissa Cantrell from the Hammond WorkOne office at a workforce development community fair sponsored by the Holistic Community Coalition.

July 12, 2013 3:28 pm
Workforce Summit highlights local jobs in demand

Workforce Summit highlights local jobs in demand

HOBART | Engineering is a field “starving for candidates” and joins manufacturing, transportation and logistics, and health care as the occupations in demand in the region in the next 10 years, according to the newly-released Northwest Indiana State of the Workforce Report.

March 20, 2013 1:19 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Getting to know your work force

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Getting to know your work force

When I came into office in January 2008 as mayor of Crown Point, I had a great advantage or prospective that most newly elected mayors don’t have. I was a former city employee of the community I was elected to serve, and I also worked in the private sector in a position that interacted with …

March 10, 2013 12:00 am

Workforce summit focuses on preparing youth for success

HOBART | The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board will host a workforce summit on March 20.

March 07, 2013 9:48 am
Younger workers lacking in critical technical skills

Younger workers lacking in critical technical skills

PORTAGE | Employee training managers at some of the region's largest firms said Thursday they are finding an increasing number of workforce entrants lack remedial skills training prior to launching industrial careers.

October 18, 2012 4:30 pm
Business leader calls on schools to prep kids for college, careers

Business leader calls on schools to prep kids for college, careers

Linda Woloshansky, the president and CEO of Valparaiso-based Center of Workforce Innovations Inc., speaks Friday during a luncheon in Schererville sponsored by the Lake County Advancement Committee.

April 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Business leader calls on schools to prep kids for college, careers

Business leader calls on schools to prep kids for college, careers

Linda Woloshansky, the president and CEO of Valparaiso-based Center of Workforce Innovations Inc., speaks Friday to business leaders during a luncheon at Teibel's Restaurant. Woloshansky asked those gathered to talk to their local school officials about better preparing students for college …

April 13, 2012 4:55 pm
Meet your local Business Services Team!

Meet your local Business Services Team!

Valaparaiso-Center of Workforce Innovations (front row L to R) Dale Krol, Bob Marion, Martina tovar, Sandra Alvarez. (back row L to R) Jim Morgin, Doug Thomas, Tom Vaughn, Chad Ulam, Terence Hill.

July 31, 2011 12:00 am Related

Advisers sought for high school students

The Center of Workforce Innovations looking for advisers to serve as career counselors for Northwest Indiana high schools students.

June 24, 2011 10:30 am
Building a diverse workforce starts with an objective, accurate analysis of the status quo

Building a diverse workforce starts with an objective, accurate analysis of the status quo

Many businesses have recognized that a diversity program will assist them in achieving their business and strategic goals. The business leaders may want to jump immediately into a design and implementation initiative, or launch a completely new diversity program.

June 12, 2011 12:00 am

NWI business, resident net WorkOne awards

A Michigan City man and a Gary business will receive awards Wednesday from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development.

April 04, 2011 5:00 pm

Region work force groups issue job needs survey

The Northwest Indiana Workforce Board and the Center of Workforce Innovations want businesses to participate in a survey and describe their hiring needs.

December 06, 2010 4:00 pm
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