STATEHOUSE (Aug. 14, 2020) – State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) encourages veterans and Indiana companies to connect through INvet's next-generation website.
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. Heaton said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.
"Our military veterans have abilities and a work ethic that any business could benefit from," Heaton said. "Despite the pandemic, there are still thousands of Hoosier jobs available in growing industries, and INvets is a great resource in connecting them with our heroes who served."
Heaton 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, Heaton 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.
Heaton 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. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Clay, Monroe, Owen and Vigo counties.
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