WBL Announcements

Changes to Indiana Youth Employment Laws
The Indiana Department of Labor’s new Youth Employment System, or YES, is now live, opening the door for Hoosier employers to begin using the system to comply with a new youth-employment law that goes into effect July 1, 2021. Visit this Indiana DOL page to learn more about the YES program or check out this webinar.

Unemployment Insurance
For more information on unemployment insurance, visit Unemployment.IN.gov. There, Hoosiers can find the Claimant Handbook, Frequently Asked Questions, a link to online filing and more information. Please visit this site frequently for updated information.

Work-Based Learning

The Office of Work-Based Learning and Apprenticeship, located within the Department of Workforce Development and part of Governor Holcomb’s NextLevel Agenda, serves to develop and implement a framework of work-based learning pathways for both youth and adult populations.

To accomplish this, the office will concentrate on three objectives:

  • 1

    Coordinate efforts and partner with the U.S. Department of Labor to expand registered apprenticeships

  • 2

    Develop flexible and scalable programs that focus on the state’s key economic sectors and regional high-wage, high-demand jobs

  • 3

    Build public-private partnerships to increase business and industry engagement with education systems

Indiana Office of Work-Based Learning Wheel Graphic

WBL Pathways