Cherry: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers in Indiana

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Wednesday, July 8, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 8, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) encourages veterans and Indiana companies to sign up for INvet's next-generation website that connects service members directly with Hoosier businesses.

INvets.org is a free resource for veterans to interact and find the most current information about job opportunities available in health care, logistics, manufacturing and tech, and other high-demand industries throughout the state. Cherry said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the credentials or degrees needed.

"Our veterans sacrificed so much to help ensure our safety and freedom," Cherry said. "These brave men and women should not have to go without work when they return home. INvets connects these Hoosiers with employers in high-demand industries, helping them avoid financial hardships."

Cherry said when service members leave the military, almost half deal with a period of unemployment. As businesses resume operations after closure and reduced production due to COVID-19, more than 100,000 in-demand jobs are still available throughout Indiana.

To sign up for the INvets program, veterans should visit www.INvets.org. Once a service member completes their profile on the site, Cherry said their information is directed to participating companies. Employers who sign up for INvets have free access to upload company information, job opportunities and review veteran profiles. Since INvets launched, more than 150 companies and over 1,000 veterans have participated.

Cherry said additional resources are available through the Military Family Relief Fund COVID-19 Emergency Assistance program, which is designed to help military families experiencing financial hardship. This grant can be used on a case-by-case basis by families for up to two months of household needs such as food, housing, utilities, medical services, child care and other essential family support. To access the MFRF application, visit www.in.gov/dva/.

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State Rep. Bob Cherry (R-Greenfield) represents House District 53,

which includes portions of Hancock and Madison counties.

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