The Indiana Department of Workforce Development last year identified $3.9 million in unemployment fraud.
New claims for unemployment benefits jumped unexpectedly last week, mostly because state agencies processed a backlog of
claims caused by snowstorms the previous week.
Employing relatives or pals can be a godsend or a nightmare for small firms. And anecdotal evidence suggests it could be even
rougher on women business owners than it is on men.
California-based life science firm Beckman Coulter Inc. is moving its precision plastics injection molding operation
to the Park 100 business park on Indianapolis’ northwest side, making what it calls a multimillion-dollar investment in the
Bloomington-based Cook Group Inc. might have to cut as many as 1,000 local jobs if Congress enacts a tax on medical devices
to pay for health care reform, company founder Bill Cook said in an interview.
With no end in sight to the country’s job market woes, the U.S. House has agreed to give the jobless in a majority of states,
including Indiana, another 13 weeks of unemployment insurance benefits.
The number of Hoosiers who died on the job last year ticked up from the previous year. But the total still represents the
second-fewest workplace fatalities since the federal government began tracking the statistic in 1992, the Indiana Department
of Labor said today.
A few weeks ago, a couple of my economist colleagues took issue with the phrasing in one of my columns. In a rare turn
of events, they are right, and I was wrong.
Barney Levengood, executive director of the financially-struggling Capital Improvement Board, is one of the state’s highest-paid public employees, and some wonder if his pay should be cut.