New Law Makes it Easier For Veterans to use Training in Private Sector
The Senate unanimously passed legislation last Friday that reduces red tape and helps our military veterans qualify for federal trade licenses. The Veteran Skills to Job Act is a step towards making military experience translate to the private sector more easily, hopefully impacting veteran unemployment numbers.
“With 200,000 servicemen and women transitioning to the civilian workforce each year, we must ensure that they are able to find jobs. This legislation will remove some of the obstacles in our veterans’ way by reforming the licensing and credentialing process to put our veterans to work here at home,” said Rep. Jeff Denham, sponsor of the bill in the house. “Helping our returning veterans find jobs is not the concern of one party or one body of Congress, and today’s vote moves us one step closer to enacting this bill into law.”
The Sierra Sun Times explains the Act in their report.
Rather than going through the process of redundant trainings for jobs they are already qualified for, Denham’s legislation directs the head of each federal department and agency to treat relevant military training as sufficient to satisfy training or certification requirements for federal license. Veterans with the relevant training would be eligible to receive a federal license and get back to work immediately…