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Indiana Chamber Reacts to Gov. Holcomb’s State of the State Address

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  Indiana Chamber President and CEO Kevin Brinegar comments on Gov. Eric Holcomb’s State of the State address: “We’re encouraged – as many Hoosiers are* – by the continued forward-looking approach taken by Gov. Holcomb and his administration. Investments to grow and attract Indiana’s current and future workers are required to allow our state to achieve at the highest [...]

2019-01-15T19:30:17+00:00January 15th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber: Cigarette Tax Hike Would Infuse State Budget Revenue Stream

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  As things currently stand, legislators won’t have much wiggle room in the next state budget – with most of the money earmarked to adequately fund increased Department of Child Services and K-12 education demands. The Indiana Chamber of Commerce hopes that such a tight squeeze may make a cigarette tax hike more appealing to legislative leaders and [...]

2019-01-03T10:24:25+00:00January 3rd, 2019|

Changes in the Employee Benefits World

In today’s era of talent shortfalls, businesses must do what they can to retain their current workforce. When it comes to employee benefit offerings, these were some of the biggest changes from 2017 to 2018, according to a WorldatWork survey. Benefits 2018 2017 Telemedicine services 81% 73% Employee discount program 75% 69% Elder-care resource and referral services 67% 62% [...]

2018-12-17T11:17:13+00:00December 27th, 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 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+00:00November 29th, 2018|

Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

The Indiana Chamber wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at our annual Legislative Preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead to the 2019 session. The event [...]

2018-11-19T15:43:17+00:00November 19th, 2018|

Indiana Chamber Announces Top Legislative Priorities for 2019

(INDIANAPOLIS) —  The Indiana Chamber of Commerce wants the state Legislature to take the next steps in skilling up the workforce and fast track a water plan for the state. These priorities were among those announced today at the business organization’s annual legislative preview in Indianapolis, where General Assembly leaders also took part in a panel discussion looking ahead [...]

2018-11-19T13:33:08+00:00November 19th, 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|

Now Open: Important Chamber Survey on Substance Misuse in Workplace

The Indiana Workplace Substance Use & Recovery Survey is underway, and we urge you to take the time to complete it. The online survey will assess business perceptions, attitudes, knowledge and current practices as they relate to addressing and preventing substance abuse in the workplace. In February, the Indiana Chamber and the Wellness Council of Indiana announced Indiana Workforce [...]

2018-11-07T00:13:51+00:00November 7th, 2018|

Getting to Know: Jason Bearce

Employers across the state are struggling to find qualified workers. As the Chamber’s new vice president of education and workforce development, Jason Bearce will partner with members and others in these fields to help bridge the gap. Jason shares a few of his passions and past-times. What excites you most about your role at the Chamber? “I spent almost [...]

2018-10-29T11:08:04+00:00October 29th, 2018|