U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly is working to close the “skills gap” in the state.
The Democrat said there are more than 600,000 good-paying jobs open right now across the nation, because those looking for jobs are not qualified for them.
Donnelly is on a statewide tour, visiting colleges, factories and other employers to make sure proper training is being offered. That way, every Hoosier who wants a job, can have one.
“Everything is so much more technical now… We can’t just have somebody walk right in and do the position,” said Donnelly. “They need to bring a certain defined set of skills and that is what we are trying to do, to make sure that here in Indiana we have the best trained and most skilled workforce in the country.”
Senator Donnelly said that most of these unfilled positions pay an upwards of $20 an hour with benefits.