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Gov. Cuomo Signs Law To Boost Job Prospects For Veterans

CORTLANDT, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has signed into law the Veterans’ Employment Act, a bill sponsored by State Sen. Greg Ball (R, C, I – Patterson).

The bill gives military veterans preference for temporary state jobs that it normally fills with employees from for-profit temporary services companies.

“We jump through hoops to prepare young men and women to enter into the military, but once they finish their service there is often very little transition back into civilian life. Many of our servicemen and women find this transition very difficult and often-times can’t find meaningful employment upon their return,” Ball said in a statement. “This new law will help lead our unemployed veterans into the workforce."

New York is home to more than 900,000 veterans, including 90,000 who served in Afghanistan and Iraq. Upon returning home, these heroes are facing unemployment rates that far surpass that of the general public.

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