The Indy Chamber is in the early stages of a $6.1 million, five-year, online effort whose goal is easy to understand but tricky to achieve: Persuade people to move here.
Orr Fellowship grows effort to eliminate brain drain
Since its 2001 founding, the program that connects high-caliber college graduates with high-growth companies has had an immense impact on central Indiana, particularly the tech industry.Read More
Proposal offers city employees early retirement ahead of expected 2022 revenue declines
Of the city-county’s workforce of about 7,000 employees, 724 are eligible for the early-retirement program.Read More
KAR Global cuts 3,000 workers, could eliminate 2,000 more
In its second quarter, the Carmel-based company lost $32.3 million and saw year-over-year revenue plummet 42%, from $719.1 million to $419.0 million.Read More
Immigrants disproportionately represent the state’s essential workforce and are simultaneously concentrated in industries that are especially vulnerable to the economic recession caused by COVID-19.
An April survey by Indiana INTERNnet, an online portal that matches students with employers seeking interns, found that 37% of the 181 employers surveyed no longer planned to hire interns this summer, while 48% still planned to but with program changes.
As restaurants, retailers and service providers are allowed to resume in-person operations, some employers are eager to get started. But employees are not as excited to return to work and give up their unemployment benefits.
Paul Ashley, a FirstPerson senior vice president and adviser, discusses how to talk with employees about coming back to work, how to address increasing mental health needs of workers, and the ways in which the workplace may change.
Nearly $350 billion in forgivable federally backed loans could be a lifeline for small businesses and their employees amid the COVID-19 outbreak.
Hoosier company leaders are now warding off increased feelings of isolation, anxiety, burnout and depression with virtual water coolers and doughnut deliveries.
Many of those workers already live paycheck to paycheck—and a disruption in the flow of those checks could set off long-term financial problems. Foreclosures, evictions, bankruptcies, repossessions and more.
Lisa Maloney, assistant vice president and the Indianapolis branch manager for Robert Half, is on the front line of helping local companies find tech talent. She recently discussed with IBJ the challenges local tech firms face in finding the talent they need to grow the sector and what IT professionals are demanding for their services.
The Seattle-based e-commerce company plans to use a 660,384-square-foot building that’s already under construction for an an “inbound cross dock” center.
The workers got a path to full-time status in contract negotiations between the United Auto Workers union and the company.
The issue has taken on greater importance in recent years as more Americans work for temp firms, contractors and franchises. By some estimates, roughly 14 million Americans are in such “alternative work arrangements.”
The company says Sotero Ramirez and Robert Lemon downloaded thousands of files of valuable and confidential information in the days leading up to their resignations, amounting to theft of company property and a violation of their non-disclosure and non-competition agreements.
With the unemployment rate at 3.2% and competition growing as multiple companies ramp up hiring, finding seasonal employees will be tough.
Indiana’s labor-force participation rate—the percentage of the state’s population that is either employed or actively seeking work—dipped from 65.3% in April to 65% in May.
The company’s goal is to find talented people who live out of state but have a connection to Indiana—then lure them here to live and work.