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Katiera Winfrey, who grew up in Indianapolis, will be “the state’s first-ever television journalist dedicated exclusively to covering stories affecting Indiana’s diverse population,” according to station officials.
U.S. employers added a solid 128,000 jobs in October, a figure that was held down by a now-settled strike against General Motors that caused several thousand workers to be temporarily counted as unemployed.
With the unemployment rate at 3.2% and competition growing as multiple companies ramp up hiring, finding seasonal employees will be tough.
WISH-TV said the hiring will be part of “an unprecedented news coverage expansion initiative being rolled out over the next several months” by the station’s new owner.
U.S. businesses added a healthy 195,000 jobs last month, a sign companies are still hiring at a brisk pace despite the ongoing trade war with China.
Companies banged up during the Great Recession a decade ago have been preparing for the next slowdown by keeping workforces lean, adding technology and avoiding excessive debt.
The site is the same one FedEx Corp. had designated for a $259 million distribution center that would have employed 450 workers, but those plans were called off in March 2018.
Skillful Indiana teaches skills-based hiring practices and trains career coaches so they can better connect job seekers with open positions.
U.S. employers slowed their hiring in July, but added a still-healthy number of jobs. Average hourly earnings increased 3.2% from a year ago, up from annual gains of 3% in June.
Indiana’s labor-force participation rate rose from 65.2% to 65.3% in March, remaining ahead of the national rate of 63.2%.
Small business owners, especially those who learned hard lessons from the Great Recession about overstaffing, are playing it safe.
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.
Gaylor Electric would spend $4.4 million to build a 49,000-square-foot prefabrication facility. It has requested tax incentives on the project that would save it more than $500,000.