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Disability: Part of the Equity Equation

By: Office of Disability Employment Policy • October 4, 2022 A strong workforce is the sum of many parts and perspectives, and this year’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month theme, “Disability: Part of the Equity Equation,” celebrates the essential role individuals with disabilities play in the workplace. Disability is and always has been part of the...

A Tax Guide for Gig Workers

Even before the pandemic, the number of Americans self-employed or working on a side hustle had been growing, with more than 27 million taxpayers reporting “sole proprietor” income to the IRS in 2018. After the COVID-19 pandemic began, a record 4.3 million individuals started new businesses in the U.S. in...

Indiana Creatives are Fierce Entrepreneurs

Sixty percent of Indiana’s creative workforce is self-employed, while only twenty percent of the nation’s creative workforce is self-employed. If you’re an artist or creative professional in Indiana, you’re an entrepreneur. Do you feel like it? Artists don’t usually consider themselves business-oriented professionals, yet they are characteristically inventive, inquisitive, and resilient. What...

Innovate WithIN

Innovation and problem-solving are synonymous. Successful new products and services simply solve real problems for real people. The most successful innovations solve those problems at scale. Earlier this month, problem-solving was on full display when Purdue University Northwest and the Society of Innovators at PNW hosted the Region 6 (Northwest Indiana)...

MCAS Safe Harbor

MCAS Safe Harbor Robotics Team As I celebrate February as Youth Leadership Month, I am proud to reflect on the 10 years I have spent in the field of Youth Leadership in Northwest Indiana. After 5 years teaching elementary and middle school, I transitioned into the role of Development Manager with...