HANNON ANNOUNCES NEW LAW TO HELP RETURNING VETS FIND EMPLOYMENT
“Our veterans have given of themselves, especially in the ten-plus years since 9/11, so when they return from service it is vital we assist them in finding employment,” said Senator Kemp Hannon (R-Nassau). “Many of these veterans are specially trained and have skills which will be in great demand in both the private and public sectors.”
A new state law requires the establishment of an “employment portal” at the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website which includes links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs to assist veterans in obtaining employment. This legislation continues the State’s efforts to assist servicemen and servicewomen who need employment upon their return from active duty.
“In Afghanistan, Iraq and elsewhere, our veterans have placed their safety in jeopardy to protect our freedoms in America,” said Senator Hannon, “and this legislation will help vets and potential employers to sync up to make best use of their specialized and extraordinary talents.”
The employment portal on the DVA website will provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in finding jobs, including governmental programs on the federal and state level and links to resources available through the federal and state labor departments. To ensure the portal successfully serves veterans, DVA will consult with members of the community devoted to helping veterans obtain employment.
The law takes effect on October 23, 2012.