Leonard: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers

Leonard: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Tuesday, August 11, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 11, 2020) – State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) 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. Leonard said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.

"Helping veterans achieve their goals is something Indiana takes seriously," Leonard said. "We offer many financial incentives like property tax deductions and free or discounted college tuition for children of veterans with disabilities or Purple Heart recipients. We want to help vets thrive and succeed."

Leonard 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, Leonard 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.

Leonard 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/

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State Rep. Dan Leonard (R-Huntington) represents House District 50, which
includes all of Huntington County and portions of Allen and Wells counties.

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