Posts Tagged ‘jobs’

Unemployment numbers released; rate holds steady

Indiana’s January unemployment numbers were announced today showing job loss has slowed.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Brian Flood has the story.

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Job creation bill dealt major blow

A bill aimed at job creation may have taken a crippling blow today, as members of the Indiana House and Senate began their conference committees.

Senate President Pro Temp David Long of Fort Wayne ruled several provisions not germane to the original topic of the bill: assessment of agricultural land.

Members of the house changed it into a job creation bill by adding several amendments including new employer tax credits, job creation tax credits and hiring provisions.

Representative Dale Grubb of Covington, the bills house sponsor, says agreement on the bill may depend on what bill author Senator Luke Kenley of Noblesville does with the house amendments.

“We’re going to have to wait and see. That’s pretty major. Basically I was told we can’t help create thirty or forty thousand jobs in this state. So we’re all in this together and I’m going to have to wait and see what Senator Kenley comes back with.”

Kenley says some of the amendments have merit and will attempt to put them on other bills, but others should be vetted by the public first.

Brian Caoimhghin Flood

Chamber Ranks Best Places to Work

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce has released its third annual list of top employers in the state.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.

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Report Claims Better Workforce Training Needed

A report released Tuesday by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce Foundation indicates the state must to a better job preparing its workforce for high paying jobs.  Indiana Public Broadcasting’s Marianne Holland reports.