Job Advice

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!

HR Insights

5 Reasons to Choose That’s Good HR over Employment Websites

Madison Schacht headshot.
Madison Schacht
Manager of Talent Acquisition
May 13, 2021

Employment Websites: Yay or Nay?

When you’re looking for a new job (or seeking a new employee), many people’s first stop is an employment website like Indeed or Monster. And while this isn’t necessarily a bad approach, the personalized customer service that you’ll find at That’s Good HR will offer more solid job placements in the Indianapolis area that are mutually satisfying for job seekers and employers alike. Learn why working with That’s Good HR is refreshing, personal and trustworthy.

  1. You deserve more personal relationships. 

That’s Good HR was founded in 2000 out of a desire to do staffing better. We believe that our clients and our candidates deserve a more personal approach with our expert staffing specialists, as well as ethical methods for hiring and a real knowledge of the Indianapolis job market. For more than 20 years, our customer service has routinely blown expectations out of the water. 

And with a personal relationship comes true honesty. We know that staffing firms are not always known for integrity, but that’s all you’ll find at That’s Good HR with our refreshingly honest, refreshingly trustworthy team. If we don’t currently have a job that’s just the right fit your skill set, we’ll let you know. If a candidate isn’t the ideal fit for your company, we’ll tell you that, too. 

  1. Our services are free for job seekers. 

We partner with local Indianapolis companies that are seeking the cream of the crop in their employees. Since we work directly with employers to list their available positions, there is no fee or cost for candidates who are seeking new job opportunities. We also offer a wide range of free resources for job seekers, including interview etiquette reminders, resume templates and more. 

  1. We have something for nearly everyone. 

We offer placements with skill levels ranging from entry-level to management, and in a variety of fields including HR, administrative, customer service, healthcare and accounting. We always have an array of open positions listed on our website, so at any time, you could find your perfect job right here through That’s Good HR!

Our team offers not just direct-hire positions, but also temp and temp-to-hire options. Temp assignments can be great for people looking to earn a little extra cash or learn more about a new career field. Temp-to-hire positions are short-term assignments with the intent of being hired at the end date, which gives both you and your employer a natural time to assess whether the position is the best fit. 

  1. We’ll stick around even after you’re hired.

We know that it can be nerve-wracking to start a new job. So as the people you’ve formed a relationship with, our staffing specialists will stay in touch regularly to make sure that your new placement is going well. If a problem arises, we’ll help out with swift solutions that work for both you and your new employer. 

  1. We offer extra benefits and onboarding too! 

When we help match you with the right employer, we know you’re looking for more than just a new job. At That’s Good HR, we throw in all kinds of sweet perks like health insurance, holiday pay, referral bonuses, and even vacation pay. Even temp and temp-to-hire assignments can benefit from these surprisingly good packages, as well as a thorough onboarding to your new position. 

If you are ready to take the next step in seeking employment through That’s Good HR, contact us today 317-469-4141 or reach out online. We can’t wait to find the best fit for your unique skills and talents!