Davisson: Connecting Hoosier veterans and employers

Posted by: Abigail Campbell and Kayla King  | Friday, March 2, 2018

More than half of the 200,000 service men and women who leave the military each year face a period of unemployment.  The Next Level Veterans initiative was launched this year to help pair veterans with the 85,000 open jobs throughout Indiana. The new statewide program brings together public and private organizations to recruit, employ and connect discharged military personnel to Indiana.

Veterans walk among us every day. In the shadows of the spotlight and blending in as average citizens, these men and women are heroes who stepped up to protect our country. They are exceptional, not only because of their sacrifices, but because of the many skills they bring to the workforce. Now it is time for us to fight for them.

Employers across our state are struggling to connect with skilled workers. That’s why the state launched a website to help both veterans and Hoosier employers. At www.in.gov/veterans veterans can find job training and housing information in Indiana. Veterans can select a career path they are interested in and the site will match them with training providers that meet their specifications.

To strengthen Indiana’s workforce, the Next Level Veterans program enables both Hoosier and out-of-state veterans to put their skills to use. Indiana wants to show our appreciation for our veterans and provide them tools to re-enter the workforce.

Veterans who are recruited and employed in Indiana can deliver many positives to the state. Attracting veterans from around the country to fill highly sought after jobs is win for military service members and employers. Next Level Veterans will help build partnerships around the state while attracting veterans to Indiana and all it has to offer.

Indiana is taking our workforce to new heights, and recruiting veterans with the skills and providing them with the resources to enter a career will continue that momentum. If you have ideas to help improve our workforce please contact me at h73@iga.in.gov or 317-232-9769.

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Rep. Steve Davisson represents Washington County, and portions

of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties. 

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