Indiana currently spends about $1 billion through 30 different workforce programs across nine state agencies. House Bill 1002 would require an evaluation of the state’s workforce programs and funding to find both strengths and areas in need of improvement. This legislation would ensure the state better utilizes resources connecting Hoosiers with high-wage jobs in high-demand fields.
Under this proposal, a Next Level Workforce Training and Development Fund would be established to ensure investments are made into these programs each year. To connect Hoosier employees and jobseekers with state resources, the Indiana Department of Workforce Development would begin informing local school officials and students on grants and programs that are available.
House Bill 1002 is now under consideration by the Senate. Visit iga.in.gov to learn more about other proposed legislation.