By WYATT STAYNER
Herald Staff Writer
JASPER — Steve Braun has fresh ideas for growing the state’s workforce. On Thursday, the Jasper native who works as commissioner of Indiana Workforce Development, spoke to a group of about 50 business professionals, educators and politicians on how he plans to fill occupations, saying the Hoosier state should have about 1 million jobs opening over the next 10 years, with many baby boomers retiring.
“The next big step is for us to engage our employers,” Braun said. “What are the skill sets needed to fill those positions?”