Veterans Day is an opportunity for Americans to thank all of the men and women who have bravely served our country, and Indiana also wants to ensure our veterans feel valued every day.

More than half of the 200,000 service men and women who leave the military each year face a period of unemployment, which is why the state is working to provide them tools to re-enter the workforce. The Next Level Veterans initiative helps pair these veterans with thousands of open jobs in Indiana.

This program unites public and private organizations in order to employ more military personnel leaving service and retain veterans who are already in the state. Having already honed their skills during their time in the military, Next Level Veterans focuses on connecting veterans with high-wage career opportunities.

The Next Level Veterans website provides a one-stop-shop for veterans looking for jobs and training, as well as information on a new veterans-based mortgage program, which helps veterans find affordable housing.

Through the Next Level Veterans initiative, the brave men and women who serve our country will be better connected to employment opportunities upon discharge. For more information, visit