New York Enacts Bill For Veteran Jobs

05.13.14 | Sarah Harnisch

The Service Disabled Veteran Owned Business Act, signed into law Monday by Governor Andrew Cuomo, requires 6% of all contracts statewide to be awarded to disabled vet. That's twice as much as the federal bill, and could mean thousands of jobs. To qualify, a business must be owned by a veteran from the army, navy marines, air force, or national guard. State senator Greg Ball, a former air force officer, said "this single act will do more to reverse the high veteran unemployment rate than anything we've ever done or will do."