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Uplink System Downtime: December 21, 6PM - 9PM
Uplink, Indiana’s online filing system, will be unavailable on Wednesday, December 21 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EST) for scheduled system updates. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Apprenticeship Expansion Grant
DWD will provide up to $700,000 in grants to existing and emerging apprenticeship programs across Indiana. Funds will be given to programs that engage industry and other partners to expand apprenticeships to new non-traditional sectors and new populations, identify ways to promote and advance greater inclusion and diversity in apprenticeships and/or create or expand pre-apprenticeship programs for both youth and adults...read more
DWD Awards $7.7 Million in Skill UP Grants
DWD recently awarded 12 industry-led regional partnerships nearly $7.7 million during the second cycle of the Skill UP Indiana! grant program. The program provides funding to develop training and education programs that align with local employer needs. Awardees will use grant funds to equip Hoosiers with the skills necessary to fill the one million jobs projected to be available over the next decade...view grant recipients
Indiana's Unemployment Rate Decreases to 4.4%
Indiana’s unemployment rate decreased by 0.1 percent to 4.4 percent in October. The national unemployment rate for October is 4.9 percent. The state’s labor force, a measure of Hoosiers employed or seeking employment, has increased by 83,409 (2.5 percent) over the year. Indiana’s total labor force stands at over 3.3 million and the state’s 65.0 percent labor force participation rate remains above the national rate of 62.8 percent...read full report
DWD To Fund Local Work Ethic Certification Programs
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will provide grants between $25,000 and $50,000 for the development and adoption of community- and employer-recognized work ethic certification programs in communities throughout Indiana. According to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Employer Survey, sixty-three percent of Hoosier employers cite employability skills as the most challenging characteristics to find in applicants and new hires. The State Workforce Innovation Council (SWIC) developed the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate (WEC) to address this employability skills gap...learn more