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VIDEO: Institute Established to Help Employers With Talent Attraction, Development Solutions

Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar discusses the new Institute for Workforce Excellence in the video below. To learn more about the Institute and the variety of workforce solutions gathered there, visit www.indianachamber.com/workforce. A press release summarizes the Chamber's 11th annual employer survey; full survey results are available here. https://youtu.be/ey0ieBP4wnU

2018-12-11T09:52:28+00:00December 11th, 2018|

Chamber Forms Institute for Workforce Excellence

You talked and we listened – and have responded. Indiana business leaders have communicated about their talent challenges and the resulting impediment to business growth. To assist, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence. “This is clearly the top issue impacting companies in Indiana and beyond,” says Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar. “The Institute [...]

2018-12-03T11:21:56+00:00December 3rd, 2018|

Indiana Chamber: Bias Crimes Law Needed

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is in support of the state passing a bias/hate crimes law. The organization’s board of directors, which includes more than 100 business leaders from throughout the state, voted in favor of the stance at yesterday’s fall board meeting. Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar: “We are pleased that Governor Holcomb is making [...]

2018-11-14T09:29:33+00:00November 14th, 2018|

Employers: We Need Your Input in Crucial Survey on Workplace Substance Use

We know the numbers: Of those Hoosiers who are struggling with substance use disorder and drug issues, 58% of them are working. And they’re working across the state – in all manner of industry, company size and job title. What are employers doing to help those employees with substance use disorder or those who are in recovery? This is [...]

2018-11-12T17:15:54+00:00November 13th, 2018|

Chamber Encourages Employers to Participate in Crucial Survey on Substance Use in the Workplace

(INDIANAPOLIS) — The Indiana Chamber, Wellness Council of Indiana and state officials are encouraging employers of all sizes and types of business to take the anonymous Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey. The online survey will assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices related to substance abuse and prevention in the workplace. In February, the Indiana Chamber and [...]

2018-11-08T09:25:12+00:00November 8th, 2018|

Mike Slocum Named New Executive Director for Indiana INTERNnet Internship Program

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Ivy Tech Community College administrator Mike Slocum is the new executive director of Indiana INTERNnet, the statewide resource for internship opportunities managed by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce. Slocum is currently the executive director for career development, systems office, at Ivy Tech, where he provides oversight and guidance to the college’s 19 campus career development teams. His [...]

2018-10-23T12:52:50+00:00October 24th, 2018|

Labor Relations: DWD Delivers Unemployment Insurance Trust Fund Update

The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) recently presented an unemployment insurance (UI) trust fund update to the Interim Study Committee on Labor and Employment. DWD reminded the committee that structural changes were made to the system in 2011, that Schedule E ratings are mandated through 2020 and that the federal loan was paid off in June of 2016.  [...]

2018-09-28T12:34:20+00:00September 28th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber and Ivy Tech Announce Exclusive Partnership to Aid Workforce Needs

Many Hoosiers looking for a jumpstart to begin or finish their postsecondary education now have a new opportunity through their employers. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce is partnering with Ivy Tech Community College in the Achieve Your Degree program to provide discounted tuition exclusively for Indiana Chamber member companies and their full-time employees. A 5% discount will apply to a company’s [...]

2018-05-11T13:17:00+00:00May 11th, 2018|

Mega Workforce Bills Still Need Work; High School Diploma Measures Pass

Mega Workforce Development Bills Switch Sides – Still Need Some Work Bill # and Title: SB 50 – Workforce Development: Career and Technical Education Author: Sen. Doug Eckerty (R-Yorktown) Summary: Establishes the College and Career Funding Review Committee. Requires the review committee to study certain issues and to submit a report to the Governor and Legislative Council concerning the [...]

2018-02-09T14:19:43+00:00February 9th, 2018|

Computer Science Bill Moves to Senate Floor; Employability Skills and Work Ethic Certificate Legislation Well Received; and Other Education Updates

Computer Science Bill Moves to Senate Floor    Bill # and Title: SB 172 – Computer Science Curriculum Author: Sen. Jeff Raatz (R-Richmond) Summary: Establishes the Next Level Computer Science Grant Program and the Next Level Computer Science Fund to award grants, after June 30, 2019, to eligible entities to implement teacher professional development programs for training in teaching [...]

2018-01-26T14:32:25+00:00January 26th, 2018|