The pandemic required businesses and organizations to review or consider making changes to their operations to best handle the novel coronavirus situation as well as protect employees while still trying to survive.
From 2015 to 2019, health care and social assistance was the fastest-growing sector in Northwest Indiana in terms of employment. It created 2,654 new jobs or about half of all new jobs added in the Region during that time, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Experts say companies that permitted remote working were ahead of the curve and prepared to deal with the impact of stay-at-home orders during the caronavirus crisis. Firms that weren’t, however, sought expertise to quickly adapt to the situation.
For every economic downturn, there’s a recovery, and experts say lulls are the best time to plan for the bounce back. Staying at home doesn’t mean standing still, experts said. Nor should it mean ending marketing efforts.
Demand for gasoline along with prices is rising as more people return to work and restrictions ease on public activity amid the pandemic.
With people sheltered in place during the pandemic in recent weeks, Realtors expected the crisis to lead to a drop in sales of existing homes during April. Numbers showed an 11.9% drop compared to April 2019.
Construction activity on the new La Porte Hospital is expected to resume June 1, according to the project’s general contractor.
Heightened demand for next day delivery service is the main driver behind UPS’s plans to expand its express air network to Gary/Chicago International Airport.
The Indiana Manufacturers Association is accepting nominations for its annual Manufacturing Excellence Awards.
Manufacturers across Indiana have answered the call to produce personal protective equipment for those on the frontlines in the COVID-19 pandemic.