The Indiana Chamber of Commerce will today outline findings from the Indiana Chamber Foundation’s 11th annual workforce employer survey. The organization says, for the first time in the survey’s history, more than half of the respondents left jobs unfilled over the last year because they could not find qualified applicants.
At this morning’s event, the chamber will also announce the formation of the Institute for Workforce Excellence, which it says will help businesses address those talent issues. Inside INdiana Business will be at today’s announcement and will have more in this afternoon’s INside Edge e-newsletter.
The chamber earlier this month announced its agenda and priorities for the upcoming legislative session. They include a $2 per pack cigarette tax increase, raising the legal smoking age to 21, passing bias/hate crime legislation and moving up the change to make the state school superintendent an appointed, rather than elected position.