Over the last few years, workforce development has been a top priority for Indiana. Both the Senate and House of Representatives have authored workforce-related bills and included them on legislative agendas, and Governor Eric Holcomb has made it a part of his five pillars.
State Senator Randy Head said this week, “Having a skilled workforce is vital to our state’s success. There will be more than one million jobs available in the Hoosier state over the next 10 years as the baby boomer generation retires and more companies choose to grow or locate in Indiana.”
Senator Head continued, “Our job market will be thriving, but Hoosiers need to be ready to fill these high-demand positions. In recent years, Indiana’s government leaders have worked to implement job-ready programs that help Hoosiers gain the skills necessary to obtain high-wage, high-demand jobs and assist employers by offsetting the costs associated with training employees, among other things.”
Head closed his comments by saying, “This session, my colleagues and I will continue to address Indiana’s workforce development efforts in order to further prepare Hoosiers for the future.”