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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Latest Headlines & Events

DWD, WorkOne Centers Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend
The DWD Central Office and all local WorkOne Career Centers will be closed Thursday, November 26 through Sunday, November 29, 2015, for the Thanksgiving Holiday Weekend.

WIOA Unified State Plan Draft
The initial draft of Indiana’s Unified State Plan is now available for public comment. Each state is required to submit a four-year State Plan to the US Department of Labor (DOL) and US Department of Education by March 3, 2016. Comments will be accepted until 4:00 p.m. (EST), December 23, 2015. Click here for more information about submitting comments.

Indiana's High School Equivalency Exam
The Indiana HSE is a new high school equivalency exam replacing the GED. Click here for FAQs, testing locations and more information.

Governor Pence Announces Full Payoff of Unemployment Insurance Loan
The DWD has completed the full payoff of the unemployment insurance loan, saving Hoosier businesses $327 million in taxes, which equates to $126 per employee in the state. This payoff removes the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) penalty facing employers in January more

Elevating Work & Learn in Indiana 
On November 10, 2015, over 100 educators, guidance counselors, employers and workforce professionals were introduced to successful programs across the state that are creating learning opportunities for students and educators through a variety of methods and experiences. More Info

Skill UP Indiana!
With an estimated one million jobs to fill by 2025, the Hoosier workforce must continue to develop and enhance the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in the jobs of the future. Skill UP Indiana! is designed to leverage partnerships and encourage regional collaboration for implementation of initiatives leading to increased skill attainment and career exposure opportunities for Hoosiers.

JAG Indiana Successes for At-Risk Youth Nationally Recognized
Indiana’s Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) program was recognized among the most successful in the nation, achieving record graduation, placement and positive outcome rates for participating high school students and young adults...learn more

Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs
Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs is a listing of the 50 fastest growing, high-wage jobs of today and tomorrow. This listing shows what Hoosier jobs are hot now, and which jobs will be in demand by 2022. Whether you are just graduating from school, or in the market for a career change, Hoosier Hot 50 is a great place to start. Visit for the list and more information.

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