Manno’s Veterans Employment Bill Signed By Governor

Annapolis, MD – Today Governor Hogan signed legislation (SB245/HB306) authored by Senator Roger Manno and Delegate William Colonel Smith Jr. to increase the hiring of Veterans in Maryland, joining 27 other states who have passed private sector hiring preferences for Veterans under the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

“We need it,” stated Manno.  “Maryland’s overall Veteran unemployment rate is more than 60 percent higher than the national average, and it’s more than 250 percent higher for Veterans who are women. That needs to end, and we begin that progress right now.”

Maryland is home to more than 430,000 Veterans.

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