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Uplink System Outage: February 10, 2016, 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Uplink, Indiana’s online filing system, will be unavailable on Wednesday, February, 10 from 7:00 PM – 10 PM (EST) for a scheduled system update. We apologize for any inconvenience.

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 $126 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 is required to submit a Unified State Plan initial draft to the US Department of Labor (DOL) and US Department of Education by March 3, 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

Skill UP Indiana!
With an estimated one million jobs to fill by 2025, the Hoosier workforce must continue to develop and enhance the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities to excel in the jobs of the future. Skill UP Indiana! is designed to leverage partnerships and encourage regional collaboration for implementation of initiatives leading to increased skill attainment and career exposure opportunities for Hoosiers.

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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