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

Written by woody on July 25th, 2020

STATEHOUSE (July 23, 2020) – Johnson County lawmakers encourage veterans and Indiana companies to sign up for INvet’s next-generation website that connects service members directly with Hoosier businesses.

“Our veterans bravely serve our country, and they deserve all the support we can provide when they return home,” said State Rep. John Young (R-Franklin). “For those looking to apply their skills in a new career, INvets is a great first step to see what jobs are available and the skills needed to succeed in these positions.” 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. Dollyne Sherman (R-Indianapolis) 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 state is forever grateful for the sacrifices America’s veterans make for us,” Sherman said. “When they return home, we should make it simple to continue life outside the military. INvets is an easy first step for job seekers to connect with employers or training opportunities.”

State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) 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.

“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.”

To sign up for the INvets program, veterans should visit Once a service member completes their profile on the site, State Rep. Woody Burton (R-Whiteland) 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.

“When military families make Indiana home after service, they choose a state that provides support and opportunities,” Burton said. “Our reputation as one of the best states in the country to do business encourages employers to locate here and offer jobs to Hoosiers throughout the state. INvets is a launching point for both job seekers and job providers to find the right fit.”

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



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