Governor signs Rep. Gina McCabe’s ‘One Business, One Vet’ bill

A measure prime-sponsored by Rep. Gina McCabe that will start a campaign for businesses to increase the number of veterans employed around the state was signed by Gov. Jay Inslee today.

McCabe, R-Goldendale, says House Bill 2040 is a piece of legislation that pays it forward to those who have served our country.

“It was a great honor to be surrounded by veterans as the governor signed my first bill,” said McCabe. “I look forward to this piece of legislation not only helping our veterans find work, but businesses find high-quality employees with a great work ethic. It is a win-win for our veterans who have returned home and businesses.”

The Department of Veterans Affairs (DVA), Employment Security Department, and the Department of Commerce must consult local chambers of commerce, associate development organizations and businesses to initiate a demonstration campaign to increase veteran employment.

The campaign may include partnerships with chambers of commerce that result in business owners sharing information on the number of veterans employed with the chambers who then provide this information to DVA.

Participants in the campaign are encouraged to work with the Washington State Military Transition Council and with county veterans’ advisory boards.

The bill takes effect 90 days after the adjournment of the regular session.

PHOTO CAPTION: Gov. Inslee signs Rep. Gina McCabe’s ‘One Business, One Vet’ bill.



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