Defense Sector Program
To keep pace with the skilled workforce requirements for the Defense Sector throughout the Indiana Uplands (an 11-county region in southern Indiana including all 8 Choose Southern Indiana counties with 3 additional nearby counties), we're offering out-of-state defense industry workers $5,000 to relocate to one of our 11 communities.
Choose Southern Indiana is home to Naval Support Activity Crane, the third-largest naval installation in the world, with a current civilian and support contractor workforce totaling 6,000 jobs.
This number is expected to increase in the near future with the current construction and infrastructure expansion projects on base, as well as the recently announced $84 million development for a microelectronics campus, WestGate One, that will create a hub for semiconductor excellence to support the surrounding DoD needs.
WestGate Job Board
Purdue@WestGate's mission is to support the ever-growing tech park and to be your number one resource. Upon that, it works to promote the plethora of job opportunities not only in the tech park but also within the surrounding counties.
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Talent must fill a job in the defense sector
The position must be physically located in the region; remote jobs are not eligible
The position must pay at least $60,000 annually
May live in any Uplands community regardless of the location of the position
Must reside in the region for a minimum of two years
Must complete a residency affidavit on an annual basis for the two-year period
*A hiring manager, human resources manager, or similar title is who should be submitting this application. Please visit the job board above on this page if you would like assistance in finding a job that would qualify you for this program.
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