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Today:  Indiana University Northwest professors Linda Galocy and Dorinda Sattler are on "Regionally Speaking" with their earlier conversation on privacy laws during the COVID-19 pandemic -- and what businesses can ask of their customers and of their employees.  State Senator Karen Tallian (D-Ogden Dunes) talks about her demand that the state Department of Workforce Development stop demanding that "gig economy" Hoosiers who received pandemic unemployement benefits repay the state for the benefits. And Side Effects Public Media's Carter Barrett has a conversation with colleague Lauren Bavis on the impact of ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations. An Indianapolis-based healthcare provider is still trying to bring affected systems back online, two weeks after the hackers' attack.

Indiana DWD Launches AI-Powered Job Board Site

Mar 11, 2021
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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development has launched a job board to help unemployed or underemployed Hoosiers find work, it's called the “Hoosier Talent Network."

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development will reopen a federal program on Jan. 22 that extends unemployment benefits. Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PEUC) is for workers who have used up the state’s 26 weeks of unemployment insurance. The program expired at the end of last year, but was revived by Congress. 

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development is trying to speed up the process for resolving disputes about unemployment eligibility by making unscheduled phone calls. Lawyers say making the process faster could be a good thing, but worry it could have unintended consequences.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on the Lake County Prosecutor’s Office declining to file charges against a Gary police officer who was involved in a civilian shooting last year, Justin Hicks reports on a Workforce Development program that helps workers not just recover their jobs, but maybe even get a better one, and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Shelia Matias, president of the La Porte County Board of Commissioners. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says the online system for managing unemployment claims will be down temporarily.

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On this edition of the podcast you’ll hear the latest on a multi-million dollar tax referendum proposed by the Gary Community School Corp., Justin Hicks reports the Department of Workforce Development says it will soon begin issuing extra $300 payments to unemployed Hoosiers and Chris Nolte has a conversation with CareSource CEO Steve Smitherman about its $5 million in investment to housing projects that focus on underserved communities in high poverty rates. All of that, and more, on this edition of “Lakeshore Update”…

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An extra $600 unemployment benefit (Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation) ended this Saturday, meaning unemployed Hoosiers will start getting just less than half their normal weekly income. 

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On this edition of the podcast the you’ll hear the latest on Indiana's state-sponsored coronavirus testing program failing to meet the levels of testing or the speed of results that were touted when it was started in May, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development will stop issuing an additional $600 to recipients of unemployment benefits on July 25th, Monroe County Prosecutor Erika Oliphant has filed charges against two individuals involved in a Fourth of July incident at Lake Monroe and Chris Nolte has a conversation with Ivy Tech Community College President Dr.

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The Indiana Department of Workforce Development says some out-of-work Hoosiers will now have access to an additional 13 weeks of unemployment benefits starting the week ending July 4. In total, it means that between state and federal measures, unemployed workers could access up to a year’s worth of benefits.

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On March 23, just hours before Gov. Eric Holcomb announced the closure of non-essential businesses, the South Bend Police Department received this 911 call. It’s from a staff member at the local WorkOne office.

Blue Chip Casino to Layoff 60% of its Workforce

May 27, 2020

MICHIGAN CITY - Blue Chip Casino Hotel Spa is permanently laying off up to 60 percent of its workers in Michigan City due to the economic fallout from the Coronavirus pandemic.  

The "Times" reports the layoffs will take effect between July 1 and July 14. It's not yet known exactly how extensive the layoffs will be.

The coronavirus pandemic forced the extended shutdown of Northwest Indiana's casinos and they are not allowed to reopen until at least June 14.  The mandatory closures went into effect mid-March.

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Gov. Eric Holcomb signs workforce bills with Indiana lawmakers and other state lawmakers and business leaders. (Samantha Horton/IPB News)
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State Launches Program To Connect Veterans With Jobs, Housing

Jan 26, 2018