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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Latest Headlines & Events

DWD, Local WorkOne Career Centers Closed on Memorial Day
The DWD and all local WorkOne Career Centers will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2016 for Memorial Day.

Partnership Offers Robotics Program for Indiana Elementary Schools
Governor Mike Pence and DWD Commissioner Steven J. Braun announced a new partnership with TechPoint Foundation for Youth (TPF4Y) to provide elementary schools across the state with robotics kits. This partnership will introduce Hoosier fourth and fifth graders to science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) more

Uplink: Updated Claimant Requirements
Beginning Thursday, April 14, 2016, unemployment insurance claimants will be required to provide a working email address and information about their driver’s license or state identification card, if they have a license or card, when they log into their Uplink accounts...learn more

Governor Pence Announces $11 Million in Skill UP Indiana! Grants
Governor Mike Pence and DWD Commissioner Steve Braun announced the 13 recipients of the more than $11 million in Skill UP Indiana! grant funds. The Skill UP Indiana! grant program provides funding to community partnerships to develop training and education programs that align with employer needs. Awardees will use grant funds to equip Hoosiers with the skills necessary to fill the one million jobs projected to be available over the next decade. View press release | Skill UP Indiana! homepage 

Attention Hoosier Employers, HR Personnel and CPA’s
This year you will notice a decrease in the amount you must pay the federal government in Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) premiums. This is due to the fact that in the fall of 2015, The State of Indiana repaid in full the unemployment insurance trust fund loan from the federal government, which was incurred during the Great Recession. As a result, FUTA taxes paid in 2016 will be $42 per employee, instead of $168 per employee. Click here for an example of IRS form 940, schedule A for 2015, payable 2016, which outlines the lack of FUTA credit reductions in 2016 for Hoosier employers.

WIOA Unified State Plan Draft
Indiana was required to submit a Unified State Plan initial draft to the US Department of Labor (DOL) and US Department of Education by April 1, 2016. Public comments were accepted through December 23, 2015. Click here for more information.

Governor Pence Announces Full Payoff of Unemployment Insurance Loan
The DWD has completed the full payoff of the unemployment insurance loan, saving Hoosier businesses $327 million in taxes, which equates to $126 per employee in the state. This payoff removes the Federal Unemployment Tax Act (FUTA) penalty facing employers in January more

Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs
Hoosier Hot 50 Jobs is a listing of the 50 fastest growing, high-wage jobs of today and tomorrow. This listing shows what Hoosier jobs are hot now, and which jobs will be in demand by 2022. Whether you are just graduating from school, or in the market for a career change, Hoosier Hot 50 is a great place to start. Visit for the list and more information.

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