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[DWD] Hoosier Hot 50: Job of the Month

Each month, this newsletter will highlight one of the Hoosier Hot 50 (HH50) jobs. HH50 is a listing of the fastest growing, high-wage  jobs of tomorrow. The list’s ranking is based on expected demand and wages in 2022 for the state of Indiana. Although HH50 focuses on the jobs of tomorrow, there are several professions that are hot now.Industrial Machinery MechanicIndustrial Machinery MechanicAverage Salary: $48,450 Education Training: CertificationMajor Industry: ManufacturingRelated Occupations: Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics, Electronic Repairers, Maintenance Technician                2012 Employment: 11,9862022 Projections: 12,567Annual Growth: 4.85%Annual Change: 404“The best thing…

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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] JAG – Jobs for America’s Graduates

Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG) is a state-based, national non-profit organization dedicated to preventing dropouts among young people who are most at-risk. JAG’s mission is to keep young people in school through graduation and provide work-based learning experiences that will lead to career advancement opportunities, or to enroll in a postsecondary institution that leads to a rewarding career. JAG students receive adult mentoring while in school and one year of follow-up counseling after graduation. Indiana’s program consistently graduates approximately 90 percent of participants and many students choose to continue their…

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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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Check out the Department of Workforce Development

Meet the Commissioner. CommissionerCommissioner Braun was appointed in 2014 to serve as Indiana’s Commissioner of the Department of Workforce Development, which is tasked with building a highly skilled and educated Hoosier workforce that can compete in the global economy. Prior to graduating from Harvard University, Commissioner Braun was born and raised in Southern Indiana. After receiving a business degree, he immediately went to work for Price Waterhouse. Shortly after, he started his own technology consulting business that grew to over 750 employees across 13 offices nationwide. Both experiences have given…

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