Lucas: INvets launches enhanced program to match vets with careers

Posted by: Randy Spieth  | Thursday, August 6, 2020

STATEHOUSE (Aug. 6, 2020) – State Rep. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) 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. Lucas said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.

"As a veteran who works with other veterans, I have seen the obstacles these Hoosiers can face after their service in the military is over, such as finding reliable and well-paying work or a stable home," Lucas said. "Through INvets, veterans can match the skills they gained in the military with high-demand jobs in Indiana."

Lucas, who served four years with the Marine Corps, 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, Lucas 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.

Lucas 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. Jim Lucas (R-Seymour) represents House District 69, which includes
portions of Bartholomew, Jackson, Jennings and Jefferson counties.
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