Mission, Goals, and Overall Strategy
Developing a premier workforce that will allow Indiana employers to flourish and entice businesses from outside our state to relocate to Indiana.
In order to accomplish the Department of Workforce Development (DWD) mission, there are two main directives to be met: The first is the creation and administration of programs that will enable Indiana’s workforce to be the finest in the nation. The second is the payment of unemployment claims to people who have lost their jobs through no fault of their own, along with the collection of unemployment insurance premiums from employers.
Taken from these directives are the following goals:
- Create employer driven data by assessing employers' present workforce needs. Then, look 3, 5, and even 10 years down the road to determine their future workforce needs.
- Use the employer driven data to ensure our educational institutions and training providers are teaching the skill sets necessary to fill those current and anticipated needs.
- Ensure WorkOne customers and students have a fulfilling job waiting for them upon completion of earning their certifications or degrees.
In delivering on the goals outlined above, everyone at DWD will be required to think outside-the-box; to determine metrics that will allow for “measurement and improvement” and more “measurement and improvement” of processes along the way. Cutting edge technologies will be utilized to help assess Indiana’s employment future. If managed properly, Indiana’s workforce will be second to none and completely prepared for the next phase of the state and country’s economic growth.
Agency Reports & Publications
Click here for DWD's annual performance and training reports.