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.
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.
Companies that brew tea drinks, pop-up campers and jewelry in central Indiana are among 22 manufactures that announced plans Friday to locate or expand their operations in the state.
The nation’s biggest private employer asked hourly workers to rate potential incentives, including a sign-on bonus, child-care services, tutoring, pet care and gym memberships.
The company could receive up to $1.025 million in state tax credits as part of its expansion plans, which include adding 2,000 square feet to its Fishers office.
Maria Bertram had a great career as an engineer for Eli Lilly and Co., so why did she chuck it to open a little cafe in a distressed neighborhood?
U.S. employers advertised 6.6 million open jobs in March, the most on records dating back to December 2000, suggesting businesses want to boost staffs to meet strong demand.
Economists have forecast that employers added a solid 185,000 jobs in March and that the unemployment rate dipped from 4.1 percent to a fresh 17-year low of 4 percent. Was that enough to boost pay?
Private sector employment grew by 5,200 over the month and is up 28,200 over the past year, the state said.
The pay gains suggest that employers are increasingly competing for a limited pool of workers. Raises stemming from minimum wage increases in 18 states also likely boosted pay last month.