McCabe introduces vets employment bill


In an effort to increase veteran employment in Washington state, Rep. Gina McCabe has introduced House Bill 2040.

“The unemployment rate for veterans, especially our young veterans, is very high and they are having a difficult time breaking in or returning to the job market,” said McCabe, R-Goldendale. “This legislation gives us the opportunity to pay it forward to those who have made great self-sacrifice to serve our country and protect us.”

Washington State is home to about 600,000 veterans. The unemployment rate for veterans between the age of 18-25 is 21 percent.

“Our veterans have diverse and valued skill sets, especially in the fields of health care and technology. T...

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