Facing a surge of retiring nurses and a growing number of patients, Indiana hospitals are scrambling to fill thousands of nursing positions, raising questions about whether they will be able to keep operations fully staffed.
Some immigration attorneys and those who hire specialized workers under the H-1B program say they've seen unprecedented disruptions in the approval process since President Donald Trump took office in 2017.
Indiana's labor-force participation rate—the percentage of the state's population that is either employed or actively seeking work—rose to 65.1 percent in September. It remains ahead of the national rate of 62.7 percent.
After earning a master's degree in philosophy, Jack Hope took the next obvious step: cementing his part-time gig as a plumber into a full-time business. Hope Plumbing now expects to $6 million in annual revenue.