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Labor Relations: Community Loan Centers Give Employers Opportunity to Aid Workers

Human resource managers are fully aware that when employees are stressed financially, their health and productivity may suffer. Employers are reporting more financial challenges among employees today than five years ago and are seeing these challenges reflected in the day-to-day operations of their workplace. While the Legislature has debated issues of payday loans and new installment loans in bills [...]

2019-06-14T14:18:41-04:00June 14th, 2019|

State Issues Recovery Guidelines for Employers; New Survey Reveals Ongoing Challenges With Drug Use in the Workplace

(INDIANAPOLIS) — New resources, including important state workforce recovery guidelines and a supporting video toolkit to assist in their implementation, are now available for Indiana employers dealing with drug use in the workplace. In addition, a new statewide survey finds many employers underestimating the impact on their own organizations and are not seeking tools that will help them deal [...]

2019-05-20T11:01:55-04:00May 20th, 2019|

Pressure Now on ADL to Properly Recognize State’s New Hate Crimes Law

Indiana is officially the 46th state with a hate crimes statute! On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 198 into law. The previous day, the Senate concurred on the House-amended measure 34-14. While language in the bill (see bolded text) isn’t as delineated as we originally advocated for, it’s still a very meaningful hate crimes bill. It is [...]

2019-04-05T15:38:45-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Hate Crimes Bill Signed by Governor; Pressure Now on ADL to Properly Recognize State’s Actions

Indiana is officially the 46th state with a hate crimes statute! On Wednesday afternoon, Gov. Eric Holcomb signed SB 198 into law. The previous day, the Senate concurred on the House-amended measure 34-14. While language in the bill (see bolded text) isn’t as delineated as we originally advocated for, it’s still a very meaningful hate crimes bill. It is [...]

2019-04-05T13:49:37-04:00April 5th, 2019|

Quick Hits: E-Cigarette Taxation, Wage Assignment, OSHA Fines and Chamber-Initiated Improvement to Substance Abuse Guidelines in Workplace

House Bill 1444 (Taxation of Electronic Cigarettes), authored by Rep. Tim Brown (R-Crawfordsville), was heard in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Thursday. The Chamber went on record in testimony supporting taxing e-liquids on par with tobacco products. No vote was taken and at least one amendment is expected next week on this bill, which is still viewed as a [...]

2019-03-29T14:32:53-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Chamber Working to Improve Two Key Education Bills in Wake of Committee Amendments

House Bill 1002 (Career and Technical Education Matters), authored by Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville), was amended and passed by the Senate Education and Career Development Committee this week. The measure takes various approaches aimed at educating more Hoosiers in the jobs demanded by today’s employers. This includes strengthening career-technical education (CTE) programming for Indiana high school students and increasing [...]

2019-03-29T12:58:19-04:00March 29th, 2019|

Employers: Online Internship Fair Next Week!

Wouldn’t it be great to meet students from all over the state of Indiana who are actively searching for internships? You could let them know about your company and the types of positions you’re hiring for in the short and long term, including valuable internship positions that can help your company fulfill its mission while keeping an eye out [...]

2019-03-21T09:59:36-04:00March 21st, 2019|

Indiana INTERNnet Hosting First Online Internship Fair March 28

*Guest blog by Allison Kuehr of Indiana INTERNnet Indiana INTERNnet is hosting its first online internship fair through CareerEco on March 28! This is the prefect opportunity for employers to connect with students and hopefully fill their upcoming summer internships. And unlike a traditional face-to-face career fair, an online internship fair provides employers and students with much more convenience. Want to participate? [...]

2019-02-19T10:44:56-04:00February 19th, 2019|

2019 Best Places to Work in Indiana Companies Named; Chamber Announces Rankings April 30

(INDIANAPOLIS) — For the second straight year, 125 Hoosier companies have been named to the Best Places to Work in Indiana list. Distinguishing the 2019 class: More than 40 of the companies weren’t on the list last year. “After 14 years of the program, it’s great to see such continued growth and new interest,” offers Indiana Chamber of Commerce President [...]

2019-02-18T07:37:53-04:00February 18th, 2019|

Terre Haute Employers Invited to Opioid Strategy Meeting January 29; First of State Series

Employers in Terre Haute and the surrounding area are encouraged to attend the first Employer Opioid Strategy meeting from the Indiana Workforce Recovery initiative, a partnership of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce, the Wellness Council of Indiana and Gov. Eric Holcomb’s administration. The Terre Haute meeting will serve as a kickoff to a series of employer convenings around the [...]

2019-01-14T10:12:41-04:00January 14th, 2019|