STATEHOUSE (July 2, 2020) – State Rep. Doug Gutwein (R-Francesville) 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. Gutwein said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.
"As a veteran, I know there can be many difficulties that arise after being in the military, and finding a place to live and a good-paying job can be big concerns," Guitwein said. "Indiana offers lots of opportunities for these skilled men and women, and their families. INvets is a great resource for these heroes who are entering civilian life and looking to connect with employers in high-demand industries."
Gutwein said when service members leave the military, almost 50% 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, Gutwein 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.
Gutwein 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/
State Rep. Douglas Gutwein (R-Francesville) represents House District 16, which
includes all of Pulaski County and portions of Fulton, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties.
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