Supply chain issues and struggles to hire employees are affecting how small businesses are operating—including the hours they are open and the services or products they can provide, according to a survey by the National Federation of Independent Business.
Innovatemap in midst of growth spurt, planning 15 hires and nearly $1M investment in HQ
The Indianapolis-based digital product agency plans to upgrade its Broad Ripple headquarters while enabling a hybrid model of in-person and remote collaboration.Read More
Labor-starved restaurants, bars add bonuses, increased wages to the menu
Local restaurant owners battling a nationwide labor shortage are using alternative recruiting techniques and financial incentives to try to staff a returning dinner rush.Read More
Indianapolis Public Schools struggles to recruit racially diverse staff, review shows
IPS is not alone in the struggle to hire and retain staff of color. School districts in Indianapolis, throughout the state, and nationwide also have labored over trying to recruit teachers and other staff of color.Read More
IBJ Podcast: Advice for hiring and nurturing a diverse workforce
Attorney Angela Freeman, who has spent six years on the board of Women & Hi Tech, recommends using diverse committees—rather than leaving the job to one individual—for hiring and then assigning new employees, especially minority hires, to mentors who are invested in their success.Read More
Shaken by protests and social unrest in cities across the country in 2020, employers in particular ramped up diversity commitments within their organizations.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg on Wednesday brought back a program that aims to aid minority and disadvantaged people by ensuring local hiring for public works construction projects, reversing a decision by the Trump administration.
The hiring spree comes as the company gears up for Prime Day next month, its popular sales event that has become one of the busiest shopping days of the year for Amazon.
The number of weekly jobless claims—a rough measure of the pace of layoffs—has fallen significantly from a peak of 900,000 in January.
The one-page order dismissed the wrongful termination lawsuit filed by a gay teacher against the Archdiocese of Indianapolis.
To nearly everyone’s surprise, employers in April added a comparatively paltry 266,000 jobs, down drastically from a gain of 770,000 in March, which itself was revised down from an initially much higher figure of 916,000.
An unexpected slowdown in hiring nationwide has prompted some Republican governors to start slashing jobless benefits. On Friday, Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb said he would consider whether the state should continue to participate in federal pandemic unemployment programs.
Discussion and debate at Friday’s IBJ Tech Power Panel event focused largely on how companies can do a better job recruiting and hiring diverse employees, as well as the ability of diverse entrepreneurs to raise venture and growth capital from a cadre of investors who largely remain white and male.
Fishers-based First Internet Bank began assembling its Small Business Administration lending division in late 2018.
After a year of epic job losses, waves of coronavirus infections, and small business closures, numerous trends are brightening the outlook.
Bastian Solutions, which makes conveyor systems, robotics and other automated materials-handling items often used by the retail industry, has seen growth accelerate because of the pandemic.
Luis Orbegoso, 50, joins Allegion from American Residential Services. He’ll be based in Allegion’s Carmel office and oversee the security-products company’s operations in the Americas.
Indy Chamber executive Ian Nicolini has moved into the organization’s long-vacant role of chief operating officer, and Portia Bailey-Bernard has taken over Nicolini’s former position as the chamber’s economic development leader.
IMH said it plans to move Mainstay’s equipment and its 38 employees to its Indianapolis facilities by year’s end. Both companies are in the metal fabrication business.
The September jobs report coincides with other data that suggests that while the economic picture may be improving, the gains have slowed since summer.
The project, which includes plans for a $125 million expansion of the Indiana Convention Center, would also create 2,500 construction jobs before completion in 2025.
Some of the biggest companies pledging solidarity with their black employees and the black community often fall short in their efforts to recruit, maintain and promote minorities within their own ranks.