Good news out of Washington as a new Senate Bill was passed to help military veterans looking for employment and the employers who are hiring them. The new bill will mean that veterans won't trigger employer health law coverage. This should help open more doors for vets seeking employment.
According to the AP, "A Senate committee voted unanimously Wednesday to exclude veterans from the 50-worker threshold that triggers required coverage for employees under President Barack Obama's health care law."
Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, R-Utah, said the bill "will help our nation's veterans find needed jobs" and encourage small businesses to hire them.
Legislation excluding veterans from the 50-worker threshold had no problem passing the House. It was approved with a 412 - 0 vote. It also received White House support.
During the President's State of the Union speech, Obama spoke on both health care and jobs for veterans. As our readers know, unemployment is one of the issues our military veterans face.
There are a number of veterans employment initiatives out there helping both vets looking for work and employers looking to hire veterans. If you are a military vet looking for work or know a service member looking for employment, make sure to check out the Stars and Stripes Veteran Job Center online.
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