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Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013

The Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 is a three-part proposal to benefit veterans.

The state of Maryland may soon pass one of the most comprehensive Veteran’s bills in the nation. The Veterans Full Employment Act of 2013 is a three-part proposal that would require an expedited process for veterans and spouses of active-duty service members applying for licenses in more than 45 professions, including teachers, electricians, mechanics, doctors and real estate agents.

The second part would require universities to better translate military courses and experience into college credits. And the third aspect of the bill would grant veterans and some spouses a temporary or “provisional” license until they met all of Maryland’s licensing rules.

Department of Defense representative, Frank DiGiovanni, testified at the Maryland State House on the benefits of the bill last Tuesday. He stressed the importance of putting skilled workers and veterans back to work, and mentioned that, “In January, the unemployment rate was 31.5% for 18-24 year old veterans, as compared to the national average for that same age groups of about 7.9%”. DiGiovanni also stressed the fact that, over the next five years an end-strength cutdown will increase the number of service members leaving the military each year by 100,000 people. With these increasing numbers looming in the near future, the time to protect our veterans is now. This bill is only a small gesture in comparison to the grand sacrifice our veterans have provided to this country, and we should do all we can to protect their futures. 

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Steve February 28, 2013 at 09:55 PM
"This bill is only a small gesture in comparison to the grand sacrifice our veterans have provided to this country, and we should do all we can to protect their futures." That's why passing the DREAM Act was so important here in MD.
Steve February 28, 2013 at 11:10 PM
LOL Didn't you even read it before you voted on it? It's right there in the first sentence. "FOR the purpose of extending the time period within which an honorably discharged veteran must present certain evidence in order to qualify for a certain tuition rate;.........."
FIFA March 01, 2013 at 12:44 AM
But you lost OT, because the significant majority saw it for what it was, punishing children for "breaking the law". Never punish innocent children who were drug here by their parents.
FIFA March 01, 2013 at 04:16 PM
He is tying a part of the Dream Act. Regarding Maryland losing, the "winners" garnered 59% of the vote.
Victor Lustig March 01, 2013 at 07:19 PM
Gentlemen, Kindly move this discussion to another board. It features no correlation to the work Mr. DiGiovanni and a number of hard working volunteers have been undertaking. If any of you are veterans or in a position of authority to hire individuals I 'd ask you to open a discussion here on what can be done to better understand expectations and experience as we address this topic.
Steve March 01, 2013 at 10:44 PM
Oh okay...so some bills that benefit Veterans are okay and some are not . That almost makes sense..... Either you are all for them or your not.

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