Chamber of Commerce Survey

An annual snapshot of the Hoosier workforce shows many companies around the state anticipate growth, but expect to have a difficult time filling positions.

The Indiana Chamber of Commerce survey suggests that economic prospects are bright. Nearly 60 percent of respondents say they plan to hire more peoplein the next 1 to 2 years. But nearly 25 percent of respondents said that filling the workforce will be their biggest challenge. In fact, 43 percent of respondents say they've left jobs unfilled because of unqualified applicants. 

The Chamber's President says despite several programs and local examples of education-business connections, more work remains to provide workers with the skills they need for jobs today and in the future.