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Cornyn's bill assists unemployed veterans


United States Senator John Cornyn recently joined fellow Republican Senator Richard Burr of North Carolina in introducing the Careers for Veterans Act, legislation aimed at reducing unemployment among veterans
"In Texas, we know the value of the remarkable commitment and sacrifice our service members and their families make on our behalf, Cornyn said. "Our veterans deserve that same level of commitment from their government."
He noted that the legislation would assist unemployed veterans by cutting out the "mess of red-tape" that currently greets servicemen and women as they transition from military to civilian life.
The Careers for Veterans Act:
• Directs federal agencies to develop plans to hire no less than 10,000 qualified veterans for federal government positions over a five-year period.
• Incentivizes states to allow veterans to use their military training and experience to qualify for state licenses or credentials required for civilian jobs.
• Makes it easier for veteran-owned small businesses to qualify for contracts with the VA, and for surviving spouses to maintain small businesses.
• Identifies and promotes websites and applications that are beneficial for veterans looking for employment.