New Initiative Targets Veteran Employment

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(photo courtesy INvets) (photo courtesy INvets)
INDIANAPOLIS -

Governor Eric Holcomb and Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch have launched an effort designed to find jobs for veterans. The Next Level Veterans Initiative provides a "one-stop-shop" for veterans throughout the country looking for employment, training or housing in Indiana.

The state has launched a website that provides information on available jobs in the state through the Conexus Indiana INvets program, as well as education and training opportunities, and aspects on community and quality of life. It also has information on a new veterans-based mortgage program from the Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority that helps veterans find affordable housing.

"Bringing veterans from around the country here to fill high-wage, high-demand jobs is a win-win-win for military service men and women, employers and our state’s economy," Gov. Holcomb said. "Next Level Veterans will encourage partnerships around the state to bring our nation’s skilled and talented veterans back home to our welcoming and vibrant Indiana communities."

The INvets program connects discharging veterans with jobs at manufacturing and logistics companies throughout Indiana. Holcomb's office says the platform will grow to include detailed career path information and education and training opportunities. The Indiana Economic Development Association is also assisting in the Next Level Veterans Initiative by working to attract out-of-state veterans.

"It is vital we are making sure there is a focus on attracting those outside of the state to come here," said Lee Lewellen, chief executive officer of the IEDA. "Through IEDA we are going to attract people not only to Hoosier jobs but to Hoosier communities. We will help veterans and their families integrate and thrive in all Hoosier communities have to offer."

Holcomb's office says more than 200,000 men and women leave the military annually, while Indiana has about 85,000 unfilled jobs. He says the goal is to fill those positions with skilled workers with a strong commitment and work ethic.

(Pictured left to right: Governor Eric Holcomb, Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch, INvets Program Director Wes Wood, IEDA Chief Executive Officer Lee Lewellen)

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