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Work-sharing program would ease Indiana’s unemployment woes


Published Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013
Journalgazette.net

One approach to keeping unemployment insurance payments in check going forward has won the support of an unusual collection of business, labor and anti-poverty groups. But the Indiana Department of Workforce Development continues to reject calls for a voluntary work-share program. Last year, the agency announced it would not participate, even though the U.S. Department of Labor is offering more than $2 million to help market such a program with employers and to update the state’s technology systems.

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