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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|

Indiana Chamber Employer Survey: Workforce Challenges Mount; Organization Forms Workforce Institute

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Two concerning five-year trends in the Indiana Chamber of Commerce annual employer survey demonstrate the workforce challenges that are impacting Hoosier companies. In response, the Indiana Chamber has formed the Institute for Workforce Excellence, which is “dedicated to helping businesses attract, develop and retain” the talent they need. “It’s impossible to have any business conversation in 2018 without [...]

2018-11-28T17:47:33-04:00November 29th, 2018|

Banks Named Technology Modernization Subcommittee Chairman; Hollingsworth Bills Pass in JOBS and Investor Confidence Act; Young Leading Bipartisan Effort on Retirement Security

- Congressman Jim Banks (IN-03) was recently named chairman of the newly established Subcommittee on Technology Modernization. The subcommittee will provide oversight of the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA) electronic health records transition and other enterprise technology modernization projects. “I am honored (House Veterans’ Affairs Committee) Chairman Phil Roe has entrusted me with leading the subcommittee and I look [...]

2018-07-20T14:33:45-04:00July 20th, 2018|

TPP Could Be Back On; Why We Need the Trade Agreement

Is Donald Trump doing a major about-face? One of his first acts as President was to issue an executive order withdrawing the U.S. form the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement, which had been signed in 2016 by President Obama. As of Thursday, President Trump has been persuaded to consider rejoining the TPP as an effective way to deal with China [...]

2018-04-13T11:47:40-04:00April 13th, 2018|