Senator Grisanti (R, I-Buffalo) is hosting a special Veterans benefits presentation highlighting legislation passed and proposed in the New York State Senate this past year. Joined by Co-Majority Leaders Sen. Dean Skelos (R, C, I-Long Island) and Sen. Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester), Sen. Grisanti’s presentation will take place on Thursday, June 27 at 3pm, at the Buffalo Naval and Military Park at 1 Naval Park Cove, Buffalo, NY, 14202. All veterans are welcome to attend.
With a veteran unemployment rate over 10 percent, New York State has a higher rate than the national average. Opportunities for those who have given so much to our country cannot be afforded to fall through the cracks any longer. This presentation will focus on benefits for veterans, and what our State Legislature has done to bring down such high veteran unemployment rates.
“We simply cannot allow this type of employment environment to continue for our veterans,” said Sen. Grisanti. “This presentation will help steer veterans seeking employment in the right direction by highlighting what the Senate accomplished in a very successful session for veterans this past year. I encourage all veterans to attend with their families and friends so that they may be made aware of the opportunities available to them, and that they receive the respect and dignity they deserve after sacrificing so much to protect and serve our country.”
“I look forward to joining Senators Skelos and Grisanti in Buffalo to discuss how the work we’ve done this legislative session will directly impact New York veterans,” said Sen. Klein. “Working together, we have been able to pass meaningful legislation that will help our veterans find good jobs when they return from deployment. I think it’s important that we raise awareness among veterans – and New York businesses – of this program.”
“The brave men and women who have served and sacrificed for our country deserve our respect, as well as our help in finding meaningful employment opportunities,” Senator Skelos said. “The Senate made it a priority to enact measures this year that encourage businesses to hire veterans so our heroes can make a successful transition from military service to civilian life. I applaud Senator Grisanti for his leadership in helping veterans, especially veterans in Western New York, find employment.”