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Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

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Uplink System Downtime: 10/19 - 6 PM-9PM & 10/20 - 6PM-9:30PM
Uplink, Indiana’s online filing system, will be unavailable on Wednesday, October 19, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. (EDT) and Thursday, October 20, 2016 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. for a scheduled system update.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

Indiana Sectors Summit: Oct. 19 & 20, 2016
The purpose of the Indiana Sectors Summit is to grow and expand sector partnerships across Indiana, as well as continue to explore how we utilize sector partnerships as the vehicle to develop industry-driven career pathways in Indiana. The two-day event in Carmel will launch the Indiana Sector Partnership Initiative and include panels and breakout sessions around the topics of sector partnerships, pathways and work-and-learn.

DWD To Fund Local Work Ethic Certification Programs
The Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) will provide grants between $25,000 and $50,000 for the development and adoption of community- and employer-recognized work ethic certification programs in communities throughout Indiana. According to the Indiana Chamber of Commerce's 2016 Employer Survey, sixty-three percent of Hoosier employers cite employability skills as the most challenging characteristics to find in applicants and new hires. The State Workforce Innovation Council (SWIC) developed the Governor’s Work Ethic Certificate (WEC) to address this employability skills gap...learn more

Labor Force, Employment Remain at All-time Highs
Indiana set all-time highs in total labor force (3,379,290) and total number of employed (3,226,385) as the state’s seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate dipped to 4.5 percent in the month of August. The unemployment rate is a U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) indicator that reflects the number of unemployed people as a percentage of the labor force. Indiana’s labor force, a measure of Hoosiers employed or seeking employment, has increased 78,756 – with 77,113 finding employment – since the start of the year and by nearly 200,000 since January full report

Occupational Demand Report (SEA 301): Cover Letter | Report
In accordance with Senate Enrolled Act No. 301, DWD was required to prepare an Occupational Demand Report. The report represents the expected workforce needs of Indiana employers for a ten-year projection, along with associated education and training that will be required to meet these workforce needs. DWD prepared this report in consultation with the Commission for Higher Education, Ivy Tech Community College, Indiana Works Council, as well as employer and labor organizations.

Public Comment for ETPL Eligibility & Establishment
The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) requires the state to develop a process for training providers to apply and be selected for inclusion on the Eligible Training Provider List (ETPL). The ETPL is a statewide list of providers that have been deemed eligible by the state to receive WIOA training funds. WIOA regulations require the state to provide an opportunity for interested members of the public, including representatives of business and labor organizations, to submit comments on the state’s procedure for determining the eligibility of training providers to be included on the ETPL...learn more

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