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Indiana ex-offender HIRE program earns national honor
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development's Hoosier Initiative for Re-Entry (HIRE) program has been recognized as a national model for reintegrating ex-offenders into the workforce and keeping them out of prison.
HIRE on Sept. 20 received from the National Association of State Workforce Agencies (NASWA) the prestigious State Excellence Award at the association's 82nd annual meeting in Birmingham, Ala....read more

Indiana's unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for the month of August
Indiana’s unemployment rate stands at 3.5 percent for August 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...read more

Indiana a national leader in Adult Education
Having a high school credential is the key for many to land higher-paying jobs and advancement opportunities throughout their careers. Indiana's Adult Education program, which helps Hoosiers earn a high school equivalency, is one of the leading programs in the nation for helping people achieve that status...read more

Inmates from around the state participate in virtual job fair
Individuals incarcerated in Indiana prisons got the rare opportunity to search for employment before the release, by participating in an innovative virtual job fair with six Hoosier employers...read more

JAG Indiana expanding, plans to add 250 more programs
Indiana's award-winning Jobs for America's Graduates program, which helps high school students achieve success through graduation, will be expanding in the upcoming school years as part of Governor Eric Holcomb's goal to add 250 more programs through the state...read more

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