LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) - Recent unemployment numbers show a stalled unemployment rate for our area.
With students returning to class at two major institutions, Purdue and Ivy Tech Area businesses said they are ready to hire.
Indiana's unemployment rate remained stalled at 8.4 percent for July, a full percentage point higher than the national jobless mark. With students back in the classroom, finding a job is top priority.
"A lot of the students we are hiring are HTM students," said Hilton Garden Inn general manager Christy Kuntz. "they are looking for experience in this field and I feel that when they have that drive in this industry it shows that they're going to be good employees because they want to learn as much as they can about the hotel."
The Indiana unemployment mark has shown little change in more than a year.
As Purdue classes end for the semester, campus bar representatives and local law enforcement met to discuss what they noticed during the semester.
More than 45 kids got a special Christmas gift from the mayor of Lafayette.
Authorities make two arrests Monday night in connection with a counterfeiting case.