In the latest update from FSSA, Indiana missed out on the opportunity to put as many as many as 10,000 Hoosiers to work at half the cost to employers between April and September 2010. The H.I.R.E. program approved in March never moved forward because the agency spent April through June of this year holding “several discussions regarding implementation.”
Meanwhile, Illinois moved forward with the Put Illinois to Work program and helped 26,000 otherwise unemployed workers bring home paychecks during that period. Read an earlier post on programs in Illinois and other states>>
The federal funds – and the state’s opportunity – expired on October 1.
The update was made available at the request of the State Budget Committee. Read earlier entry from that meeting>>