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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|

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

2018-12-11T09:52:28-04:00December 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 [...]

2018-12-03T11:21:56-04:00December 3rd, 2018|