3. Pathways Back to Work for Americans Looking for Jobs.
- Drawing on the best ideas of both parties and the most innovative states, the President is proposing the most sweeping reforms to the unemployment insurance (UI) system in 40 years help those without jobs transition to the workplace. This could help put the 155,000 long-term unemployed workers in Indiana back to work.
- Alongside these reforms, the President is reiterating his call to extend unemployment insurance, preventing 47,700 people looking for work in Indiana from losing their benefits in just the first 6 weeks. And, across the country, the number saved from losing benefits would triple by the end of the year.
- The President is proposing a new Pathways Back to Work Fund to provide hundreds of thousands of low-income youth and adults with opportunities to work and to achieve needed training in growth industries. Pathways Back to Work could place 2,500 adults and 5,600 youths in jobs in Indiana.