Hendricks County lawmakers: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, August 19, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 19, 2020) – Hendricks County legislators encourage 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. State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.

"We continue to take steps to support veterans who choose to make Indiana their home," Behning said. "Employers throughout the state want to hire highly skilled individuals who have a strong work ethic, and our military men and women are great candidates."

State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) 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.

"Veterans have a lot to offer to the civilian workforce," Steuerwald said. "Through INvets, they can connect directly with local employers and receive help with their resumes and soft skills. Spouses of military veterans can also benefit from the numerous resources and tools provided so they, too, can thrive in Indiana."

To sign up for the INvets program, veterans should visit www.INvets.org. Once a service member completes their profile on the site, State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) 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.

 "It can be difficult to know where to start a job search, particularly when transitioning from military service," Thompson said. "A program like INvets helps veterans find rewarding jobs that match their talents and qualifications."

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 https://www.in.gov/dva/2329.htm.

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State Rep. Bob Behning (R-Indianapolis) represents House District 91,
which includes portions of Hendricks and Marion counties.

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State Rep. Greg Steuerwald (R-Avon) represents House District 40,
which includes a portion of Hendricks County.
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State Rep. Jeff Thompson (R-Lizton) represents House District 28,
which includes portions of Hendricks and Boone counties.
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