Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett on Wednesday announced turnover in the positions of chief of staff and deputy mayor of neighborhood engagement.
Manufacturing on rebound, but not for all companies
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5th District congressional candidates talk trade, job outsourcing
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Holcomb announces $400M Fiat-Chrysler investment, teacher pay plan in speech
According to Gov. Eric Holcomb’s prepared remarks, Fiat-Chrysler will invest $400 million in its Kokomo facility and hinted that an announcement will be made on Friday from Toyota in Princeton.Read More
TechPoint’s ‘red carpet’ event aims to match non-Hoosiers with jobs in central Indiana
Twenty-eight potential Hoosiers—some with Indiana connections and others with none—are scouting Indianapolis as part of a TechPoint “red carpet experience” to see if the city is a place they’d like to call home.Read More
However, Indiana’s labor-force participation rate drooped from 63.1% in October to 62.9% in November. The rate indicates the percentage of all people of working age who are employed or are actively seeking work.
Indiana’s unemployment rate has been doggedly retracing its steps in recent months from 16.9% in April, when the pandemic paralyzed sections of the economy.
The pace of Indiana’s steadily improving unemployment rate slowed considerably in September. Meanwhile, the state’s labor force participation rate and private employment numbers dropped.
The full-time jobs are available through the holidays, but top performers could be offered permanent positions based in Greenfield.
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.
One America Works, a Bay Area not-for-profit, is helping Silicon Valley tech firms find the talent they need to grow, and thinks Indianapolis has talent to harvest. Its founder intends to bring Silicon Valley firms here to capitalize on the strengths of the region.
Data for the report was culled from a federal survey performed in mid-March, just before unemployment claims escalated. However, there’s still evidence of the coronavirus-related sea change brewing in the workforce.
The additional $600 in unemployment benefits could start arriving Friday for some Hoosiers, but independent contractors and gig economy workers may be waiting until next month to see any payments.
State unemployment specialist Josh Richardson talks with host Mason King about who is now eligible for benefits under an expansion approved by Congress as well as how soon they’ll begin receiving benefits and how the agency is adjusting to a flood of applicants.
The number of Hoosiers filing for unemployment benefits has skyrocketed over the past two weeks.
State and federal authorities have expanded the eligibility for unemployment benefits significantly, meaning if you’re out of work and didn’t qualify under the old rules, you likely will now.
BWI Group—also known as BeijingWest Industries Co.—said the layoffs are necessary because Gov. Eric Holcomb ordered all non-essential businesses closed and because the Ford plants it supplies have shut down their production lines.
The numbers are skyrocketing as businesses close as part of efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus.
A recent report concluded that 90% of the nation’s tech and innovation sector employment growth from 2005 to 2017 was generated in just five major coastal cities: Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, San Diego and San Jose, California.
Both the one-week rise and the total number of applications were far above the levels seen over the past year .
Preliminary plans by an IndyCar racing team and a vehicle engineering company could lead to the first development in Zionsville’s Creekside Corporate Park in years.
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.
“We’ve gone from being an ankle biter to an 800-pound gorilla,” said Josh Garrett, Mobi’s co-founder and former president who now serves as Tangoe’s chief strategy officer.
Lev added 92 employees in 2019, exceeding the goal of 70 new hires that it set when it announced the move of its headquarters to Indianapolis in February 2019.