Knox County lawmakers: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers in Indiana

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Friday, July 17, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 17, 2020) – State Reps. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) and Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) encourage 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. Borders said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the credentials or degrees needed.

"Returning to civilian life after military service can be stressful, especially with finding a new line of work," said Borders, who serves on the House Veterans Affairs and Public Safety Committee. "INvets is an excellent tool for matching veterans with rewarding careers."

Borders said when service members leave the military, almost half 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, Hostettler said their information is directed to participating companies. Employers who sign up for INvets have free access to upload company information and job opportunities, and review veteran profiles. Since INvets launched, more than 150 companies and over 1,000 veterans have participated.

"Men and women who served in our armed forces are extremely skilled and have an outstanding work ethic," Hostettler said. "This free resource is for any veteran, regardless of their age or how long they have been out of the military. And the same assistance is offered to spouses of military members."

According to Hostettler, 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/.

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State Rep. Bruce Borders (R-Jasonville) represents House District 45, which includes
all of Sullivan County and portions of Vigo, Greene, Knox and Daviess counties.
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State Rep. Matt Hostettler (R-Fort Branch) represents House District 64,
which includes Gibson County and portions of Knox, Pike, Vanderburgh and Posey counties.
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