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Indiana's unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent for the month of July
Indiana's unemployment rate drops to 3.4 percent for July and remains lower than the national rate of 3.7 percent. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people seeking employment within the prior four weeks as a percentage of the labor force...read more

Indiana's JAG program continues to excel by again winning top honor
Indiana's Jobs for America's Graduates program continues to shine as a national leader among its peers, earning a prestigious award for the fifth consecutive year. JAG Indiana, administered by DWD, received the "5 of 5" Award July 10 at a national JAG conference in Orlando, Florida. The award recognized the Indiana program for exceeding five goals set at the national level relating to graduation rates, post-secondary education, job placement and other significant milestones...read more

Hamilton Heights offering first SEAL program for construction industry
Hamilton Heights High School in northern Hamilton County has accomplished a big milestone by being certified to offer the first State Earn and Learn (SEAL) program in Indiana designed for the construction industry. Through this innovative partnership with industry and education, students at Hamilton Heights in Arcadia will have the opportunity to earn industry-valued credentials while participating in paid on-the-job training...read more

'Signing Day' not just for athletes anymore
The annual ritual known as "Signing Day" that occurs at many high schools across the country typically involves student-athletes agreeing to play a sport at a college or university that has recruited them, usually in exchange for a scholarship. But now more high schools are lending the term to recognize graduating seniors who have "signed on" to work for local employers instead of attending college -- a career path that has gone largely ignored by school corporations...read more

DWD unveils improved Unemployment Insurance system for employers
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) has completed a major redesign of its Uplink Employer Self Service System (ESS) to better meet the needs of employers. ESS provides employers with online access to Unemployment Insurance account information, including report submission, tax payments and information on account issues...read more

DUA Benefits Extended for Hurricane Victims
Individuals who relocated from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands following Hurricanes Irma and Maria gain access to a 26-week extension of Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) benefits. The Disaster Recovery Reform Act of 2018, Public Law No. 115-254 was enacted Oct. 5, 2018, extending the duration of DUA for individuals unemployed as a direct result of the major disasters declared due to Hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. This law extends the number of weeks in the disaster assistance period (DAP) from 26 to 52 weeks after the date of the disaster declaration...read more

Request for Application (RFA) for Expanding Registered Apprenticeship (RA) and Quality Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Indiana
On Oct. 21, 2016, DWD was awarded an ApprenticeshipUSA State Expansion Grant (SEG) from the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) to expand RA programs throughout Indiana. As part of the State Apprenticeship Expansion (SAE) grant, the original grant will be extended through Oct. 31, 2020. This additional grant is to support RAs and programs that may lead to RA opportunities. Click here to access the RFA. Click here to access a frequently asked questions and answers resource for the RFA.


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