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The Indiana Career Explorer Pilot Program expands by 20 middle schools for 2018-19
The Indiana Career Explorer Pilot Program has expanded by 20 middle schools across the state of Indiana for the upcoming 2018-19 school year. The Indiana Career Explorer Pilot Program is designed for eighth-graders to utilize all components of the Indiana Career Explorer tool, including career exploration, career plan development and skills and work values assessments...read more

Mobile App Enhances Indiana Career Connect
Looking for a job just got a whole lot easier, thanks to the mobile app called ICC Jobs available from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Job seekers in Indiana have the option to use the app created for the state's job board, Indiana Career Connect (ICC)...read more

Stewart's Healthcare Consultants Starts First Certified Earn & Learn Program
Indiana's Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship certifies its first Earn & Learn program with Stewart's Healthcare Consultants. Work-based learning is a priority for Indiana, as it provides: 1) individuals with the training and development path to meaningful careers, and 2) employers with an educated and skilled employee...read more

Indiana's unemployment rate remains unchanged over the month at 3.2 percent
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for May and remains lower than the national rate of 3.8 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. The monthly unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed ...read more

Darrel Zeck Selected as First Executive Director of the Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development recently established the Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, created earlier this year by Executive Order from Gov. Eric Holcomb. DWD Commissioner Fred Payne announced Darrel Zeck as the first Executive Director of the Office. Zeck began on June 11, and will lead Indiana's apprenticeship and work-based learning initiatives...read more

Federal Disaster Unemployment Insurance Assistance Now Available to Eligible Individuals in Thirteen Additional Indiana Counties
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible individuals as a result of a major disaster declared by the President on May 4, 2018. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is accepting applications for DUA from individuals in Dearborn, Fulton, Jasper, Kosciusko, LaPorte, Ohio, Porter, Pulaski, Spencer, Starke, Switzerland, Vanderburgh and White counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding between February 14, 2018 and March 4, 2018...read more

Indiana's Unemployment Rate remains unchanged at 3.2 percent in April
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.2 percent for April and remains lower than the national rate of 3.9 percent. With the exception of one month when it was equal (October 2014), Indiana's unemployment rate now has been below the U.S. rate for more than four years. 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 full report

Federal Disaster Unemployment Insurance Assistance Now Available to Eligible Individuals in Nine Indiana Counties
Disaster Unemployment Assistance (DUA) is available to eligible individuals as a result of a major disaster declared by the President on May 4, 2018. The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is accepting applications for DUA from individuals in Carroll, Clark, Elkhart, Floyd, Harrison, Jefferson, Lake, Marshall and St. Joseph counties whose employment or self-employment was lost or interrupted due to severe storms and flooding between February 14, 2018 and March 4, 2018... read more

DWD Honored for Use of Convenient High-Tech Web Service for Employers
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) received national recognition for its state-of-the-art Unemployment Insurance (UI) program. Awards were presented at the National Association of State Workforce Agencies' (NASWA) 2018 Unemployment Insurance Integrity and UI State Information Data Exchange System (SIDES) symposium in Houston... read more