With a low unemployment rate in Hamilton County—2.5% last month—some employers see the inmates as an untapped workforce and are more than willing to give them a chance, helping inmates overcome one of the biggest hurdles they immediately face upon release
The Labor Department’s monthly jobs report showed that the unemployment rate remained 3.7%, near the lowest level in five decades. And average hourly pay rose 3.2% from a year earlier, outpacing inflation and lifting Americans’ spending power.
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.
The company said it’s working with the affected employees “to identify comparable employment opportunities at four locations in Indiana and Illinois.
Americans are increasingly taking advantage of a tight labor market to find new, often higher-paying jobs.
Some local entities have increased their attention on retaining existing staff, encouraging volunteers to move into paid positions and expanding their searches when jobs become available by targeting recent graduates or community clubs or schools.
USA Funds had long been preparing to adopt a new mission after decades as the nation’s largest student loan guarantor.
The first hub was announced for Indianapolis in May and the other two locations haven’t yet been announced. The first two hubs are expected to create 2,000 jobs by the end of 2021.
An Indianapolis not-for-profit is readying to open a 150-room Courtyard by Marriott in Muncie billed as a first-of-its-kind teaching hotel for people with disabilities.
City-County Councilor Vop Osili thinks the city could level the job-seeking playing field for ex-offenders by eliminating the question of past convictions on job applications.
Second Helpings—which rescues perishable food from grocery stores, hotels and restaurants and turns it into meals delivered to shelters and community centers—also teaches people the basics of food handling and preparation. Its free, 10-week training program boasts a job-placement rate of 85 percent to 95 percent within 30 days of completion.
Crossroads Industrial Services will team up with a service-disabled veteran to win new business from defense contractors.
Local consultants Bryan Orander and Jim Morris conducted the survey this summer to fulfill what they see as a lack of hard data on executive pay in the local not-for-profit sector.
Bangladesh-based Grameen Bank, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning financial institution that developed the concept of life-changing
micro loans for the poor, is contemplating opening its third U.S. branch in Indianapolis.