More Jobs Available Than Qualified Workers In Indiana, Says Holcomb Administration
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- More than 80,000 jobs are unfilled in Indiana, mainly because there are more jobs than qualified workers. Gov. Eric Holcomb is getting praise for the abundance of work in Indiana from people in the Republican party.
"Gov. Holcomb is giving an example to states across the country as we continue to have more jobs being created than workers can fill," said David Avella, chairman of GOPAC, a group that trains Republican candidates for office.
Avella praised Holcomb in an article in the Washington Times, last month.
"He states that there are 80,000 jobs right now in Indiana that would be created if there were the available workforce.," said Avella. "Hence, his efforts to put now annually almost a billion dollars in programs to help train workers, get workers prepared for jobs that are going to be created over this next decade."
Avella said he believes Indiana is well-prepared for jobs in the kinds of companies that are locating here.
"Science, technology, engineering-many of those jobs are the jobs of the future."
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