Gov. Eric Holcomb on Friday sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta requesting approval for a waiver that will allow the new Governor’s Workforce Cabinet to fill the role of Indiana’s federally-mandated state workforce development board. The Governor’s Workforce Cabinet was created this legislative session and outlines a smaller group with more authority to drive collaboration among employers and state and local partners. Highlights of Indiana’s waiver request include:
A smaller and more nimble cabinet with the authority to align resources, programs and partners.
More direct employer engagement.
Finally, urgency and an expressed mission to prepare Hoosiers for jobs more efficiently, effectively and quickly.