(STATEHOUSE) – State Reps. Chris May (R-Bedford) and Steve Davisson (R-Salem) 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. May said the program provides details about the skills required, with links to education and training partners that offer the training, credentials or degrees needed.
“Our military veterans have skills, discipline and work ethic that would benefit any employer,” May said. “While transitioning to civilian life can sometimes be challenging, former service members can use a program like INvets to ease into a rewarding new career.”
May 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, Davisson 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.
“Our state has become a destination for businesses to start and grow, and many veterans are ready to step into the open positions and join the civilian workforce,” Davisson said. “Our veterans have so many skills employers value and this program can connect this group of Hoosiers to work across our state.”
Davisson 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/.