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Employers Can Learn How to Build Talent Pool at New Indiana Workforce Summit Oct. 24-25

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Eighty percent of Indiana’s businesses say finding qualified employees is among their biggest challenges, according to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce’s 2018 employer workforce survey. Potential solutions are the focus at the inaugural Indiana Workforce Summit, taking place October 24-25 at the Hyatt Regency Indianapolis. Top topics on tap include workforce hiring, training and retention. “We’ve heard [...]

2019-09-30T10:16:47-04:00September 30th, 2019|

Governor Holcomb Named the 2019 Bayh-Lugar Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber

(INDIANAPOLIS) — Governor Eric Holcomb has been selected the 2019 Birch Bayh-Richard Lugar Government Leader of the Year by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce for his Next Level agenda – in particular his focus on the opioid epidemic and its impact on community, families and the workforce. “Substance misuse has hit Indiana hard and the Governor has responded with [...]

2019-09-17T12:44:45-04:00September 17th, 2019|

New Soft Skills Training Available to Aid Workforce

In response to workforce needs and demands, the Indiana Chamber has launched a new training series titled “BOOST”, which aims to provide that jumpstart for employees by helping them acquire the skills needed to be effective in today’s workplace. When employers find people to fill their positions who have the technical skills, these newcomers often haven’t yet advanced their [...]

2019-09-09T11:36:13-04:00September 9th, 2019|

New Soft Skills Training Available to Aid Workforce

In response to workforce needs and demands, the Indiana Chamber has launched a new training series titled “BOOST”, which aims to provide that jumpstart for employees by helping them acquire the skills needed to be effective in today’s workplace. When employers find people to fill their positions who have the technical skills, these newcomers often haven’t yet advanced their [...]

2019-09-06T14:15:08-04:00September 6th, 2019|

Indiana Chamber Offers New Soft Skills Training, Webinar Series to Aid Workforce

(INDIANAPOLIS) — In response to workforce needs and demands, the Indiana Chamber of Commerce is launching two new kinds of training opportunities – one in-person and another online. The organization has offered popular business education sessions for more than 20 years. A new series appropriately titled BOOST aims to do just that for the skills employees need to be effective [...]

2019-09-06T14:10:18-04:00August 30th, 2019|

Sink Your Teeth Into This …

You’re in line at a busy Culver’s Restaurant. There’s an assortment of tempting choices. Tasty ButterBurger? Creamy frozen custard? While you’re debating what to order, team members are busy. They’re counting change at the registers. Distributing sacks of hot food at the drive-through. Clearing tables. Ever given much thought to their ages? Scan the room and you’ll likely see [...]

2019-08-29T12:54:23-04:00August 29th, 2019|

U.S. House Passes Job-Killing Minimum Wage Hike, Ignoring the Economic Pitfalls

On Thursday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Raising Unemployment for Americans Workers Act (H.R. 582), legislation put forth by House Democrats, 231-199. The vote was nearly along party lines, with only six Democrats opposing while three Republicans supported it. The bill’s intent is to raise the minimum wage to $15 per hour over a six-year period. The [...]

2019-07-19T13:49:13-04:00July 19th, 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|

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 [...]

2019-01-15T19:30:17-04:00January 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 [...]

2019-01-03T10:24:25-04:00January 3rd, 2019|