Veterans are continuing to receive support in their quest for employment with Wyoming being the latest state to join the ranks of those permitting a preference to be granted based on veteran status, including spouses of disabled or deceased veterans. The law will go into effect July 1, 2016.
Governor Matt Mead’s signing of the new law coincides with the release of new veteran unemployment numbers which show the rate of unemployment for veterans who have served since 9/11 continuing to fall. As of this week the unemployment rate, at 5.8 percent, is at an all time low. The unemployment rate for all veterans has also decline to 4.6 percent.
As a reminder, federal contractors subject to VEVRAA have 7% annual veteran hiring benchmark.