U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill offered an amendment Friday to the Senate Budget Resolution currently under consideration, aimed at boosting hiring for veterans through certification of job skills obtained while on active service. McCaskill’s proposed amendment would encourage states, which each have their own credentialing and licensing requirements, to adapt their standards to account for the skills and experiences gained by military service members during service in the U.S. military. Military veterans often face roadblocks to quickly entering the civilian workforce following their service, because they have to pursue state licenses for skills for which they were already trained during military service.
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