Local lawmakers: INvets launches enhanced program to match veterans with careers

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

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 11, 2020) – Veterans and Indiana companies are connecting through INvet's next-generation website according to Fort Wayne area lawmakers.

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. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.

"Finding a meaningful career is difficult without the right tools," Carbaugh said. "This program offers the necessary training and ongoing education employers are seeking from potential employees. INvets has all the resources veterans need to find the rewarding career they deserve."

State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) 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.

"Many veterans return from duty and face an adjustment period while acclimating to civilian life," Heine said. "Transitioning isn't easy, but INvets offers multiple ways to help veterans achieve their goals and thrive."

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. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) 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.

"Getting started is easy and only takes a simple phone call or a visit to INvets.org," Morris said. "Northeast Indiana is home to a variety of employment opportunities, and we would love to welcome more veterans to our area. Those looking for new job should consider Fort Wayne, especially with our area's great schools, housing affordability and recreational options."

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. Martin Carbaugh (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 81, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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State Rep. Dave Heine (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 85, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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State Rep. Bob Morris (R-Fort Wayne) represents House

District 84, which includes a portion of Allen County.

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