Careers and Jobs

ATTENTION Employers!!!

The NWI Veterans Action Council is seeking local employers who are committed to hiring our active National Guard and Reserve members as well as Veterans. If you have a commitment to hiring our Veterans please submit your information through our website to be posted. .

As a local employer, have you considered offering to our Veterans a discount or promotion on the products your sell or service? This is your way of saying thank you to our area active military and Veterans. We would be happy to post and disseminate your companies incentives for our Veterans. Thank you for your consideration.


NWI Times Article Rule Change: The Bureau of Motor Vehicles changed its rules last month to waive the drive skills test for commercial driver’s license applicants who completed an approved military driver training program and operated a truck  as a regular duty. A written test is still required.


        Employment Resources & Job Openings

U.S. Business Administration
If you are a veteran or service-disabled veteran, SBA has resources to help you start and grow your small business. From creating a business plan to finding your first customer, we’re here to help you succeed.

700,000 plus Open Jobs from Recruit Military –

Hire Veterans –

Get Hired – – 1-800-237-2850 ext 72690

VA for Vets Job Opportunities at Career Development Program –

Speedway is seeking for Customer Service Representatives as well as Manager Trainees in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana Market – Send your resume to

Hiring Full Time Agents for Combined Insurance

Corporate American Support You –

Job Resources at

Students, TEMP & Summer Work –

VA Employment ( Including Nursing ) –

Employment Information for Veterans –

Federal Employment –

Jobs at Lowesclick here

Various Job Openings at NIPSCO / NiSourceclick here

Customer Service and Management Training, Speedway LLCclick here,

or send resume to:


American Jobs for America’s Heroes
For more information call: 201-513-0379

Some Northwest Indiana companies consistently employ returning vets:

Jobs for Vets:

Iron Workers 395:

Helmets to Hard Hats (Your free source for construction trade careers)

All Federal Employment

Career One-Stop Centers (Department of Labor)
Local Veterans Employment Representatives (LVER) and Disabled Veterans
Outreach Program (DVOP) counselors provide career and employment support
for military service and family members at state employment offices

Department of Labor Veterans’ Employment and Training Services (DOL/VETS)
Frances Perkins Building
200 Constitution Ave, NW
Washington D.C. 20210

Employment Coordination Program
For more information visit the Employment Coordination Program:
SGT Holly J Horned
Northwest Employment Coordinator

Employment Information for Veterans

Federal Jobs:

Hammond INnovation Center
Veterans interested in entrepreneurship

Hero to Hire Program
ESRG is working to help veterans get jobs

Hire Heroes USA
Hire Heroes USA is dedicated to creating job opportunities for US military veterans and spouses through personalized employment training and corporate engagement.

Hire Veterans
Jobs for America’s vets

Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts (CAA) (Department of Defense)
Provides funding for licensing and credentialing training programs that provide
portable careers for military spouses

MILSpouse (Department of Labor)
Comprehensive resources that provide support, information and referrals for
military spouses seeking portable careers and employment opportunities

Students, TEMP & Summer work

VA Homefront
For help with housing, jobs, health care, education and other Veteran benefits

Vet Friends


VA Employment (Including Nursing)

Warriors to Work Program
Job search for wounded warriors transitioning to civilian jobs

Job Source- For future or current information contact: (219) 510-5330, ext. 204:

VA for Vets
VA for Vets is a comprehensive career development program that helps Veterans
launch or advance their civilian careers at VA. From dynamic job searches and
professional development and deployment lifecycle support- there is comething
for every Veteran at VA for Vets
P: 1-855-VA4Vets

Veterans Retraining Assistance Program

Zip Recruiter


Job News and Articles

Announcing a New Inititive for Veterans – Introducing Mentoring the Veteran Program

Younger vets still struggle as job scene improves

Career Advice for Every Stage of Life

If You’re a Returning Veteran …
No group is in greater need of job assistance than young military vets, especially those 24 and under, who face an unemployment rate of 29 percent. And yet experts say the news is not all grim; there are good jobs for those who know where to look and how to market themselves. As Kevin Schmiegel, a vice president at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, points out, the typical young vet is someone who volunteered to serve out of high school. After a four-year hitch, these vets are understandably eager to return home to their support systems. But that’s a crucial mistake if home is not where the jobs are. “Don’t make a decision of the heart when leaving the military,” says Schmiegel. “Target cities that are growing.” The Chamber’s website has a Fast Track page that identifies the nation’s hot regions, which lately include the Portland and Dallas areas.

Online Magazine for those interested in franchise, very worth your time to view!
Franchise World Magazine


Porter County AmeriCorps Partnership
Earn While You Learn – It’s like a paid internship!
P: 219-464-3583