The Hoosier State has upgraded an online tool to help veterans land a job as businesses resume operations following the COVID-19 shutdown.
INvets.org connects veterans directly with Hoosier companies.
As part of the INvets program, the free interactive website includes the most current information about job opportunities available in healthcare, logistics, manufacturing and tech and other high-demand industries.
“As a veteran myself, I know the challenges veterans face when they leave the military and transition to civilian life,” said Wes Wood, executive director of INvets and an Army veteran. “For veterans to identify their next career path isn’t always easy and matching their talents and interests with available jobs can be even more difficult.”
Wood says he worked with partners in industry and the public sector to develop INvets and to create other opportunities for those who served in the military.
“There are thousands of unfilled jobs in Indiana right now, and programs like INvets will help us connect employers to skilled veterans who know how to get the job done,” said Lieutenant Governor Suzanne Crouch.
The upgrade website provides veterans details about the skills required for employment at each company and for each job.
It also has links education and training partners that offer the skills training, credentials or degrees needed.
According to State of Indiana data, the national veteran unemployment rate stands at about 9%, down from 11.8% in April.
More than 150 companies are part of the INvets program. Wood says all Indiana companies are encouraged to sign up, create a company profile and gain free, unlimited access to the website’s database of candidates.