It’s not a bad time to be a recent college graduate looking for a job in Indiana – if you’re in the right field.
A new study from Georgetown University analyzed data from online job ads. It finds employers advertise more than 60 percent of openings online, and up to 90 percent of those require at least a bachelor’s degree. The findings do not reflect market competitiveness, or the pool of actual job seekers.
Overall, Indiana ranked 37th for online college labor markets, with about 25,000 jobs posted.
Fort Wayne’s convention and visitor’s bureau is making its position known on the controversial “Religious Freedom Restoration Act.”
Visit Fort Wayne says it’s “Open for Business” and will continue to welcome all visitors to the city. The organization says there have been inquiries by many of its convention clients about its response to RFRA.
The law’s opponents say it will allow Hoosier businesses to discriminate against LGBT people, while Governor Mike Pence says it has been mischaracterized.
Republican legislative leaders say they want to help turn the tide against the backlash that’s erupted over Indiana’s so-called religious freedom bill. They say that will involve making it clear the law does not allow discrimination.
This March marks the 30th anniversary of Music in Our Schools Month. While Fort Wayne has a great tradition of school music programs, tight budgets and other factors can make it difficult for teachers and students to keep the melodies coming.
Fort Wayne Mayor Tom Henry is asking the State to allow The Deck, an outdoor restaurant and bar overlooking the Saint Mary’s River, to reopen and expand as planned.
The Indiana State Department of Health claims The Deck at Hall’s Gas House does not comply with the state food code. The law doesn’t allow the type of open-air bar The Deck has operated for more than ten years. Any food or drink production needs walls, which even mobile food trucks have.
Governor Mike Pence says concerns about the Religious Freedom Restoration Act come from a misunderstanding of the law, for which he at least partly blames the media. Pence signed the controversial bill into law Thursday.
RFRA establishes a judicial test that courts will use to decide when the government can infringe on a person’s religious beliefs and practices.
Many groups say they’re concerned it will be used to sanction discrimination, particularly against LGBT Hoosiers.
When late winter and early spring come around, it means just one thing for those at the sugar bush stands scattered across Northeast Indiana: it’s syrup season.
The tradition of tapping sugar maple trees for their sweet sap predates the European arrival in North America, and while some of the technology has changed, the process remains largely the same (and the product completely delicious).
But it takes a lot of work – and a lot of help from the trees and the weather – to turn the natural energy stored in maples into the syrups and candies you’ll find on store shelves.
Senate lawmakers Wednesday added a hurdle to a bill that would have allowed newborn incubators, or “baby boxes” to be placed at Safe Haven sites. The legislature would now have to pass another bill next year to authorize the boxes.
Baby boxes are installed into the walls special locations – like hospitals and police and fire stations. They’re meant to provide mothers an extra layer of anonymity when dropping off unwanted newborns.