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Want to Make an Impact? Choose a Career in Supply Chain Automation

By Greg Conner, Vice President of Corporate Development & Marketing, Bastian Solutions I was recently on a Sunday afternoon Zoom call (gotta love COVID-19) with some friends from college. As the conversation progressed through a multitude of topics from the weather to the trials and tribulations of U.S. politics, one of my friends expressed how much he dreaded Monday mornings. Although he has a great job, he said he feels “uninspired.” My other friends quickly jumped in acknowledging their agreement. I asked: “What would make you all feel ‘inspired?’” Almost…

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The Hoosier Talent Network Matches Skills and Potential to Open Jobs

Government-backed platform uses AI to put Indiana back to work The State of Indiana has launched a new job site experience driven by artificial intelligence. Instead of the typical one-size-fits-all job-search experience, this one tailors the search to an individual’s unique skills and potential. If you find looking for a new job frustrating, you’re not alone. For years job searches have delivered a lot of results that don’t match the kind of jobs individuals are seeking. Enter Indiana’s new Hoosier Talent Network—hoosiertalentnetwork.com—a marketplace exchange that uses advanced, AI technology behind…

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Free Online Skills Training Available To Hoosiers Through Rapid Recovery Initiative

A partnership with 180 Skills will enable Hoosiers to quickly gain key workforce skills. A partnership between the State of Indiana and 180 Skills will allow Hoosiers to gain key workforce skills free of charge through an online library of courses. Individuals who enroll will have the opportunity to complete courses designed to improve general employability skills applicable across a range of job sectors or develop the foundational knowledge necessary to enter Indiana’s sizeable manufacturing industry. The 180 Skills partnership is part of Indiana’s “Rapid Recovery for a Better Future”…

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Find a career in your own backyard

If you’re living, working and/or going to school in Indiana, you don’t have to look far to find a great opportunity. Indiana is one of the best places to start or advance your career and build wealth. But don’t take our word for it. Just this year, the financial website Smartasset ranked Indianapolis No. 8 and Fort Wayne No. 20 in its ranking of best cities for new college grads. The ranking considered job postings, affordability and fun. South Bend recently ranked No. 1 on the list of “The Best…

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Free career coaching—from home

Hoosiers now have access to free, one-on-one career coaching offered by a team of experienced advisors. The program is virtual and open to any Indiana resident. It provides up to four months of career coaching to both employed and unemployed adults who want to find a job, plan a career change or upskill for their current role. Coaches will also help match participants with job opportunities and identify necessary training and education. Enrollment is easy at careercoaching.yournextstepin.org. Anyone who fills out a brief form and questionnaire will get a call…

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