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[IEDC] Soybean Processor Investing $30 Million at Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON, Ind. (Oct. 4, 2016) – Consolidated Grain and Barge Co. (CGB), a leader in the grain and transportation industries since 1970, announced plans today to expand its operations at the Port of Indiana-Mount Vernon, investing more than $31 million to increase its soybean processing capabilities in southwest Indiana.  “Indiana is a state known around the world for building things and growing things, and because CGB plays a key role in both, this soybean processor is helping advance our economy,” said Governor Mike Pence. “After processing soybeans in southwest…

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[IEDC] Global Auto Supplier Adding 120+ Jobs in Southern Indiana

NORTH VERNON, Ind. (Oct. 12, 2016) – Metaldyne Performance Group (NYSE: MPG), a leading provider of highly-engineered components for use in powertrain and suspension applications for the global light, commercial and industrial vehicle markets, announced plans today to expand its operations here, creating up to 126 new jobs by 2019.   “There’s a clear reason why Indiana is home to the strongest concentration of manufacturing jobs in the nation,” said Governor Mike Pence. “Over the last decade, Indiana has worked tirelessly to build the best possible business climate, and those…

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[DWD] Employability Skills: The Baseline for Success in all Occupations

By Amy Marsh, DWD Associate Chief Operating Officer for Business IntelligenceIn addition to academic and technical skill attainment, employers have long sought high-quality “soft skills” in their new and incumbent employees. The only problem with this aspiration is that “soft skills” were never clearly defined and do not identify the same skills from industry to industry or company to company. This creates a moving target for those who teach these skills. In response, DWD recently created Employability Skills Benchmarks that have been vetted by Hoosier employers, and enable Hoosier educational…

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[DWD] DWD Providing Up to $11 Million for Regional Workforce Collaborations

INDIANAPOLIS (March 31, 2016) – In a sustained effort to meet an estimated one million jobs to fill by 2025, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development (DWD) opened the second grant cycle for Skill UP Indiana!  The grant program will provide up to $11 million in funding to develop Indiana’s workforce for the jobs of tomorrow through industry-led regional partnerships aimed at aligning education and workforce needs and increasing the education attainment of Hoosiers. “Skill UP is about providing access to the right training, at the right time, and taught…

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[DWD] September 1-7 Proclaimed Workforce Development Week

NDIANAPOLIS (September 2, 2016) – Governor Pence officially proclaimed September 1-7, 2016 as Workforce Development Week (view the proclamation), which recognizes and raises awareness for the many organizations, training professionals and public programs that are preparing the Hoosier workforce to fill the one-million-plus jobs projected to become available over the next decade. This is also an opportunity for Hoosiers to discover the many training programs and career-development opportunities available right in their local community. “I extend my gratitude to the thousands of educators and workforce professionals who strengthen Indiana’s workforce through helping Hoosiers learn new skills,…

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