INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Here’s a look at Monday’s business headlines.
Indiana jobs retraining program expands
An Indiana jobs retraining program designed to help people without a post-secondary degree has been temporarily expanded, this allows Hoosiers with college degrees to also receive free training in high-growth jobs.
Eligibility for the program, called Next Level Jobs, has been expanded through December.
The grant pays for people to earn a high-value certificate in one of five Indiana’s high-growth job fields: advanced manufacturing, building and construction, health sciences, information technology and business technology, and transportation and logistics.
For more information, click here.
New Delta non-stop flight to Memphis from Indy
Another nonstop flight is returning to Indianapolis International Airport.
Delta will begin daily nonstop service from Indy to Memphis, Tennessee, a route that has not been available since 2015.
The new nonstop service will begin October 1. Indianapolis Airport Authority Executive Director Mario Rodriguez says the route brings several benefits, including connecting the FedEx hub in Indianapolis to the company’s largest hub in Memphis.
United dropping fee to change ticket
United Airlines says it listened to customers and is dropping an unpopular $200 fee for most people who change a ticket for travel within the United States.
United’s change could put pressure on American Airlines and Delta Air Lines to drop their change fees, also $200 on domestic travel.
Toyota offering payment relief options
Toyota Financial Services announced it is offering payment relief options to its customers affected by hurricanes Laura and Isaias, as well as those impacted by the wildfires in California and the derecho which struck the Midwest earlier this month.
Children and teens are eating more fast food
The CDC says the report found that children and adolescents got an average of 14% of their daily calories from fast food between 2015 and 2018. The previous figure, from 2011 to 2012, was 12%.
The study also shows older children consume a higher proportion of calories from fast food.