Preparing Adults for a Brighter Future


The title of this post also served as the subtitle of an Indiana Chamber study released earlier this year titled Indiana’s Adult Education and Workforce Skills Performance Report.

There are many Hoosiers with a vested interest in overcoming the challenges — such as 651,000 workers with no college education and earning less than a living wage.

Two names at the top of that list of interested parties are Thomas Snyder, president of Ivy Tech Community College, and Teresa Voors, commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development. Snyder and Voors, along with Mark Lawrance (a Chamber senior vice president who oversaw the study in his role as head of the Chamber Foundation) are taking the message around the state. Audiences in Bloomington, Evansville, Fort Wayne and South Bend have heard about the needs, what the state is already doing well and how public and private sector leaders are working together to craft additional solutions.

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette and the South Bend Tribune report on the recent visits to their communities. Gary and Indianapolis are among the upcoming stops.

Contact Lawrance to learn about the study and what many are saying is the No. 1 long-term challenge facing our state.

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  1. Subject: problems with unemployment payments

    I am having a problem with the way my unemployment payments are being handled.
    This ongoing problem, but the most recent is deductions that are being taken from my weekly payment.

    In January I received a letter in the mail telling me I owe $1950 due to overpayment. There were two other numbers, (317-233-4838) and (317-233-4839) that I was suppose to immediately contact. Both of those numbers had mail boxes that were full so I wasn’t even able to leave a message. I tried to call the number on the bottom of the paper (800-437-9136), but only got an automated message telling me to visit the website. I have left numerous messages, sent e-mails and have been on hold extended periods of time. It is very frustrating to not be able to talk to a live person. If by chance you do get to talk to someone, many times I have been told “I’ll get back with you” and that is usually where it ends.
    I went to the WF1 office in Richmond Indiana and they told me I was paid out of the wrong account. They are treating this as if I was paid twice for each of those weeks. I have my bank records to prove I wasn’t. Now I am being told I will not be reimbursed for the money they are taking back.
    The past 3 weeks my check has gone from $390 to $195, and this week I only received $76. When I checked my account balance of available funds, there is still $6761 dollars available in my account. What recourse do I have?
    I just don’t understand why, if they paid me out of the wrong account, they just can’t transfer the money from one account to the other without deducting it from my weekly payment. It is as simple as a bank transaction. I am sure banks have many more customers than DWD department.

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