Davisson: Helpful resources for Hoosiers

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Friday, July 27, 2018

Sometimes it can be hard to know where to start when you have a problem or are looking for more information on a specific issue. The state offers numerous free resources through a phone call or the click of a mouse, whether it’s help with securing a job, obtaining veteran benefits or learning about new laws.

Indiana 211 is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing information and referral services 24 hours a day, seven days a week to those who dial 2-1-1. This confidential telephone service provides easy access to resources and assistance for those in need, and is a helpful way to aid Hoosiers in finding affordable housing, food banks and workforce re-entry programs. Callers can also obtain prescriptions and connect with those who can help with mental health issues.

With Indiana’s unemployment rate at 3.2 percent, which is below the national average, more Hoosiers are finding sustainable, long-term employment. We need to keep this momentum going. Currently, there are more than 96,000 job openings in Indiana, and information about these positions can be easily accessed at the IndianaCareerReady portal.

The IndianaCareerReady portal provides tools to prepare for and find high-demand, high-wage jobs. Important information, training tools, unemployment insurance, labor market information and much more can be found at www.indianacareerready.com. By visiting this website, you can start the process of finding a new career, access job training resources and get information to help you succeed in today’s competitive job market.

Indiana is also home to many veterans who have fought for our freedom. These veterans have earned state and federal benefits, but may not know where to find resources offered to them and their families. Each county in Indiana has a Veteran Service Officer who assists with veteran issues, jobs and benefits by working closely with the Indiana Department of Veterans’ Affairs, United States Department of Veterans Affairs and various veteran service organizations. To find your County Veteran Service Officer, visit www.in.gov/dva/.

For more information on legislative proposals, new laws and the General Assembly, visit iga.in.gov and stay up-to-date on session and committees throughout the year.

My legislative office is another great resource to utilize. Whether answering questions about new laws, contacting the proper state agency to help meet your needs or gathering input on proposed legislation, please reach out to me by phone at 317-232-9769 or by email at h73@iga.in.gov.

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Rep. Steve Davisson represents Washington County, and portions

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

A high-resolution photo of Davisson can be downloaded by clicking here.