Indiana’s jobless rate dropped in August as more people returned to work across numerous industries after weeks off from pandemic fueled shutdowns and scaled back operations.
A new partnership between the state of Indiana and 180 Skills, a provider of online training programs, will provide 100,000 Hoosiers with free training to upgrade their skills.
With more people returning to work as businesses reopen after months of shutdown or reduced operations, Indiana’s jobless rate also is showing signs of improvement.
The easing of restrictions and gradual reopening of the economy in late spring and early summer after months of closures because of the COVID-19 pandemic, likely factored into an improving employment picture for Indiana in June.
Stay-at-home orders and business shutdowns in recent weeks because of the pandemic were the main causes of unemployment soaring sharply, experts say.
The Indiana Department of Transportation is hosting a virtual job fair April 16 to fill more than 1,000 construction and related jobs through the state agency.
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development said in its review of state unemployment data for the past year said Indiana employment peaked in June with 2,750,700 Hoosiers working in the private sector.
Students at Michigan City High School seeking a career in advanced manufacturing can graduate as a Certified Production Technician with industry credentials and work experience now that the school is certified as a State Earn and Learn (SEAL) program.
Indiana’s unemployment rate has remained unchanged for four straight months.
Jobless rates in some parts of Indiana rose in November when compared to the same month a year ago and fell in others.