Under GOP Gov. Eric Holcomb’s Leadership, Indiana Is Growing Jobs and Thriving

Indiana is pushing the limits for economic expansion with low unemployment, expanded opportunity, and record-breaking development.

Per the RGA

Thanks to GOP Governor Eric Holcomb’s determined focus on job creation, Indiana is pushing the limits for economic expansion with low unemployment, expanded opportunity, and record-breaking development. And with Governor Holcomb pushing the new “Next Level Jobs” campaign, he’s working to build even further on the Indiana’s success by empowering its next generation of job-seekers. This new program will focus on giving young, working-age Hoosiers the tools “to fill the high-wage jobs available right now in every part of the state.”

Governor Holcomb in the Journal & Courier: Next Level Jobs is a smart investment in economy

Indiana’s on a roll. We’re on a record-setting pace for winning new economic development projects in 2017. Homegrown companies are thriving, and we’re supporting a growing, diversified economy with new initiatives like the Next Level Indiana Trust Fund.

Unemployment is low, and corporate confidence is high. Indiana is routinely lauded for its pro-growth business climate, world-class infrastructure, appealing quality of life and affordable cost of living.

But, there is a caveat that chills this economic hot streak. Employers can’t keep growing if they can’t hire people with the right skills, and we need more Hoosier workers with the skills to secure better opportunities in our job market.

That’s why we introduced “Next Level Jobs,” a campaign that targets working-age Hoosiers and Indiana employers with the goal of skilling up our workforce to fill the high-wage jobs available right now in every part of the state.

With funding from Workforce Ready Grants approved by the General Assembly this year, we’re saying to Hoosiers who haven’t yet earned a degree or certificate beyond high school: If you’re willing to learn the skills that our employers need most, we’ll pay for your training. For businesses, we’re offering Employer Training Grants that will provide $2,500 per new employee that companies hire, train and keep for at least six months.

4 days, 16 hours ago

Virginia Democrats Voted to Allow Schools to Refrain from Reporting Sexual Battery in 2020

Virginia Democrats passed a law allowing schools to refrain from reporting instances of sexual battery, stalking, and other crimes occurring on school property in 2020

5 days, 11 hours ago

Sen. Tim Scott endorses McMaster in South Carolina governor's race

U.S. Sen. Tim Scott didn't endorse a primary candidate in South Carolina's 2018 gubernatorial race, but for 2022, he's offering an early nod to incumbent Republican Gov. Henry McMaster.

6 days, 15 hours ago

Youngkin says education is top issue in Virginia governor race: 'Parents are absolutely angry'

Republican Virginia gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin on Tuesday referred to education as the top issue in the state's election

6 days, 17 hours ago

Abbott Completely Bans Vaccine Mandates By Any Employer In Texas

"The Biden Administration is now bullying many private entities into imposing COVID-19 vaccine mandates."

1 week ago

Gov’s campaign paid $87.5K more to ex-staffer

Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham’s campaign paid an additional $87,500 over the past six months as part of a settlement with a former staff member who had accused her of sexual mistreatment during a 2018 meeting

1 week, 3 days ago

Arizona border just as ‘out of control’ as Texas, Gov. Doug Ducey warns

Border Patrol agents in western Arizona’s Yuma region have encountered 1,038% more suspected illegal immigrants year-over-year.