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7 Things to Know About the Indy Job Market Right Now

Greta Cline, CFO
Greta Cline
Partner, CFO/COO
October 6, 2021

Indy Job Market

Indianapolis has a job market that has been growing in recent years, with projections to continue growing. And That’s Good HR is here to help with your job search, whether you’re looking for an entry-level position or a new career after years of experience. We’ve lived and played in the Hoosier capital for more than 20 years, so we’re on the side of job seekers like you navigating the Indy job market right now!

1. Indy has seen job growth in recent years

Indy has seen a lot of job growth over the last several years, especially in the industries of tourism, technology and healthcare. At That’s Good HR, we primarily focus on placements for healthcare, administrative, customer service, HR and accounting. And we offer job seekers options in their assignments, like temp, temp-to-hire and direct hire placements, with benefits and insurance offered by us too. 

2. Indy is popular for new grads

Indianapolis has a number of local colleges and universities, and the city is popular for new graduates from all over. With walkable areas like downtown and Broad Ripple and a growing job market for all experience levels, young people continue to flock to Indy. That’s Good HR has helped many new grads discover the right career for them, by offering exploration in a variety of different fields and positions. 

Said one former candidate Jessica Jordan, “With That’s Good HR, I have worked in Healthcare, IT, Retail, and Construction. The companies I worked with were great, and I really enjoyed my coworkers. My happiness with an opportunity was equally important to TGHR as the employer’s happiness.”

3. Indy outperforms other areas in the state

At the end of 2020, it was estimated by the Indiana Business Review that job output in the Indy, Carmel and Anderson area would “likely be up between 3% and 4% during 2021, and employment will grow by about 70,000 jobs.” The Indy job market has outperformed other areas in the state for many years, and continues to do so even despite the pandemic, with a number of open positions consistently available on our TGHR job board

4. Indy’s labor market is strong nationally

In a spring report from The Wall Street Journal, Indy had the fourth-strongest labor market among large metropolitan areas in the U.S. And in an interview with Inside INdiana Business, Indy Chamber Chief Executive Officer Michael Huber praised the variety of fields as a major attraction for job seekers: “Indianapolis has got a growing tech sector. Indianapolis has got a growing life sciences [and] advanced manufacturing sector and a lot of people, particularly young people, I think are reevaluating their life choices and asking, ‘Is it worth it to incur the expense to be in a New York or to be in a San Francisco?'”

5. Indy’s cost of living is low

Incurring the expense of a larger city is a big reason to choose Indianapolis instead. Our city was ranked #12 in the Cheapest Places to Live in the U.S. News & World Report, and our cost of living is 2% below the national average according to Forbes. When you start to establish a career in Indianapolis, you can afford more for not just yourself, but for your family (or future family) as well. 

6. Indy’s unemployment rate is lower than average

Also according to the U.S. News & World Report, the national average unemployment rate in 2020 was 8.1%, but here in Indy, that number was just 6.6%. This low unemployment rate helps contribute to our high overall rankings in not just the category of “Best Places to Live” but “Best Places to Retire” as well. 

7. That’s Good HR has extensive experience with Indy jobs

Our award-winning firm was founded in 2000, meaning that we can offer our job seekers more than 20 years of experience with job placements right here in Indianapolis. We know the Indy job market inside and out, and we work with some of the best employers in the city to match top local talent to top local jobs. If you want to know more about the current Indy job market and how our personal and authentic staffing approach can work for you, contact us today at 317-469-4141 to learn more. 

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Your Indy Job Search Starts Here

Kirstia Cropper headshot.
Kirstia Cropper
Operations Manager
September 20, 2021

Are you looking for a new career here in Indianapolis? That’s Good HR has you covered on your Indy job search. We know this area like the back of our hands, and we’re committed to matching the best local candidates to the best local companies. Whether you’re seeking a short-term assignment, temp-to-hire position or direct-hire career, the staffing experts at That’s Good HR will be with you every step of the way.

We know the Indy job scene

That’s Good HR has been around for more than 20 years and we’ve spent that time living, working and playing in Indianapolis and its surrounding communities. So when it comes to the Indy job scene, we’re aware of dozens of opportunities in the fields that you’re interested in, and with the top employers in the city. We think that finding a job should be easy, and with help from our talent acquisition partners, it truly can be!

We place jobs in a variety of fields

We have Indianapolis placements available in all kinds of industries, with careers like HR generalists, HR recruiters, Talent Acquisition, customer service specialists, Accounts Receivable, Accounts Payable, payroll specialists, administrative roles and more. And no matter your job skills or experience, we have open positions ranging from entry-level to management for all types of job seekers.

We offer some of the best benefits in Indy

When you work with That’s Good HR, you’re signing up for the best job perks in the staffing industry, including health insurance, holiday pay, referral bonuses, and vacation pay! If you start in a temp or temp-to-hire assignment, your payroll and benefits will be offered via That’s Good HR, and we always work with companies to make sure that your pay rates are competitive and commensurate with your level of experience. 

We stick with you through the process

Partnering with That’s Good HR means that you’re getting a true partner in the Indy job search and hiring process. We listen to you to learn all about your experience and personality, so we can discuss that with hiring managers at your potential employer. We’ll walk you through future job offers, onboarding and we’ll even stay in touch after your new position begins to ensure things are going well. If conflicts arise, we’ll find quick solutions that work for both you and your new company.

We’re an award-winning staffing firm

You can always trust the quality of our placements at That’s Good HR because of our award-winning reputation and our long-term results. We offer a personal and authentic approach to staffing. We were named among the Best Places to Work in Indiana three years in a row 2018-2020, so you know that we don’t just help local Indy workplaces become better, but we operate with top quality in our own company too. We are also a six-time winner of the Best of Staffing award for Client Satisfaction, including in 2021. This recognition by ClearlyRated is the only service excellence award in the country that utilizes third-party responses from clients and candidates of our staffing firm in order to find objective results. 

When you’re ready to find your new career, That’s Good HR is here to help. Submit your resume or contact us today at 317-469-4141 so that we can discuss the best Indy placements for you and your job skills!


Soak Up the Sun in Indy this Summer

June 6, 2019

That’s Good HR focuses on staffing the local Indianapolis area, which means we work local, live local and most importantly love to play local! Summer is the perfect time to get out and experience all that Indy has to offer!  There’s no shortage of festivals in Indy during the summer months and here’s where you’ll find our staff hanging out and soaking up summer.

Lindsey Curtis never misses the Italian Street Festival at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. If homemade pizza, spaghetti sauce, cannoli and cheesecake sound good to you, then mark your calendar for June 14 and 15 from 5 – 11 p.m. The best part about this festival (besides the food) is admission and parking are free!

What’s the “best day ever” for Tiffany Moore?  It’s Carmel Fest on July 4.  She loves the parade, the food AND the fireworks. The celebration kicks off this year on July 3 and features a kids zone, talent show, 4.5 mile run – not to mention a plethora of vendors and food.

Greta Cline spends a week every summer relishing in the fun at the Boone County Fair – you’ll find her July 20-26 at The Fair Shake serving up grilled cheese, milkshakes and more!

All summer long you can find Ashley Paramoure hanging out at free concerts, eating ice cream, and riding bikes with her kids on the Monon Trail. Free summer fun concerts can be found in Indy at Holliday Park, Eagle Creek Park, Garfield Park and downtown on the Canal at the Indiana History Center and Eiteljorg Museum – click here for a full list.

For more ideas on how to celebrate summer in Indy check out this list of 100 things to do this summer compliments of Indy’s Child or Thrillist’s list of cool things to do in Indy. For a robust list of summer festivals, Downtown Indy has them all lined-up for you!

Tell us…what’s your favorite way to celebrate summer in Indy?


Summer Fun in Indy 2017

Staci Upmeyer
June 29, 2017

Looking for something fun to do this summer? Indy, and its surrounding areas, is full of special events, outdoor dining options and ways to experience the arts! With so many choices, you have no excuse to not go out and live it up this summer. We’ve rounded up some local seasonal happenings and destinations hand-picked for you!

    1. Fresco Italian Café on the Canal. Experience outdoor, casual dining along the canal. Enjoy Italian fare like pasta and sandwiches plus to-die-for sweet treats. Perfect place for a romantic date night. 310 W. Michigan St.
    2. Indianapolis Jazz in the Park. Enjoy the smooth styles of both touring and local jazz musicians as you relax in a serene outdoor setting. Mark your calendars for July 9 and August 13. Watkins Park, 2360 Dr. MLK Jr. St. Family friendly and free.
    3. Art of Wine. Live music, wine tasting, art abound at this one-of-a-kind festival. July 15, 5-10 p.m. in the Carmel Arts & Design District. $15 wine-tasting for the 21+ crowd.
    4. Arts for All Fest. Stroll through the gallery and enjoy artwork from local Hoosiers at this mid-week festival. July 26, 4-7 p.m. at Artmix Studio and Gallery, located inside the Harrison Center for the Arts, 1505 N. Delaware St. Family friendly and free.
    5. Indiana Microbrewers Festival. Sample 100+ Hoosier microbreweries plus local food, vendors, and entertainment in Military Park in White River State Park. July 29, 3-7 p.m. $10-60.
    6. Devour Indy. Sample a three-course, value-priced menus from more than 200 restaurants around town.  Grab your friends and make plans for August 21-September 3.  Pro tip: make reservations at your preferred place!
    7. Wide Eyed Music Festival. Explore the eclectic sounds of local musicians, featuring a wide range of styles and bands from rock to big band. July 28-29 at Fountain Square Brewery, 7-11:30 p.m. $7-18.
    8. Carmel Porchfest. It’s the ultimate porch party! Stroll along and hear a variety of musical acts from acoustic to rock performed live on neighborhood porches in the Carmel Arts & Design District. September 17, 1-5:30 p.m. Family friendly and free.
    9. IndyFringe Festival. The Mass Ave theater district comes alive with a diverse line up of live theater during this annual festival. Be entertained by music, magic shows, Shakespeare, live animals and more. August 17-27, Various times. $15 adults, $12 students, and $8 children 12 and under.
    10. Brics, Broad Ripple Ice Cream Station. Sundaes, shakes, malts, and more. Pile on the toppings or fill up a waffle cone. Indoor seating is available, but for the best seat in the house, grab an outdoor table and people watch on the Monon. Or take a stroll yourself! 901 E. 64th St.

    One thing’s for sure, Indy offer no shortage of summer fun. Art, music, food, and more are waiting for you this season. And while our passion is placing people in the right job, summer is a great time enjoy life outside of work. Go play!