Senator Fuschillo Announces New Law to Help Returning Veterans Find Employment

Charles J. Fuschillo Jr.

August 02, 2012

     Senator Charles J. Fuschillo, Jr. (R-Merrick) announced today that legislation he supported to continue helping returning veterans find employment has been signed into law by Governor Andrew Cuomo.

     The new law will create an employment portal on the Division of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) website that will include links to appropriate federal and state governmental programs that assist veterans in obtaining employment.

      "Our military men and women have made tremendous sacrifices for our country by putting their lives on the line to ensure our safety and freedom. They also have very special skills that would be very valuable to an employer,” said Senator Fuschillo. “We need to make every effort to help them when they return home, and this law will assist them in finding jobs so they can provide for themselves and their families.”

     The employment portal on the DVA website will provide information regarding resources that are available to assist veterans in finding jobs, including governmental programs on the federal and state level and links to resources available through the federal and state labor departments. To ensure the portal successfully serves veterans, DVA will consult with members of the community devoted to helping veterans obtain employment.

     The law takes effect on October 23, 2012.