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Report: Pandemic permanently altered Indiana’s job landscape, exasperated racial disparities in education, job attainment

November 04, 2022

A new report found the COVID-19 pandemic permanently shifted the job landscape in Marion County, showing a high demand for workers with postsecondary degrees at the same time that there is a significant decline in people completing degrees.

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Changing economy, fewer students going to college will increase income gap, report says

November 04, 2022

Indiana's employers and workforce are becoming increasingly mismatched, setting the stage for more income inequality, racial disparity and social problems across the state, according to a new report from Ascend Indiana and Employ Indy.

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Ascend Indiana reports widening gap between job growth after COVID-19 pandemic

November 03, 2022

Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy released a new report revealing a large shift showing that highly skilled and educated workers were in the most demand as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began to ease over time.

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Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy report shows a widening misalignment between job growth and educational attainment in Indiana post-pandemic

November 03, 2022

A new report from Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy shows that as the COVID-19 pandemic restrictions began to ease over time, a vast and permanent shift emerged showing that highly skilled, highly educated workers were the most in-demand, while at the same time, Indiana was seeing significant declines in postsecondary enrollment by Indiana residents. In addition, the report shows that equity gaps in postsecondary education are reflecting those found in the workforce.

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Central Indiana Corporate Partnership and initiative leaders named to IBJ 250 list of most influential business leaders in Indiana

July 21, 2022

The Central Indiana Corporate Partnership (CICP) is announcing that its president and CEO and six of its talent and industry sector initiative leaders, including Jason Kloth, Ascend's president & CEO, have been named to the Indianapolis Business Journal’s prestigious list of the 250 most influential business leaders in Indiana.

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Ascend Indiana and EmployIndy receive a $6 million grant to scale Modern Youth Apprenticeship for high school students in Central Indiana

June 28, 2022

Ascend and EmployIndy, Marion County’s workforce development board, have received $6 million for three years from the Richard M. Fairbanks Foundation to support the scaling of Modern Youth Apprenticeship (MAP) in Marion County. In addition, the grant will help to enhance the connection between employers and education providers to enable expansion of youth career pathways in the state.

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