New law lets companies give hiring preferences to vets

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Indiana Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill into law that lets companies give preference to veterans in hiring or promoting workers.

“Our Hoosier heroes deserve our utmost respect, and we owe them a debt of gratitude that can never be repaid,” Pence said Tuesday in a written statement. “The legislation I sign today will ensure these courageous men and women have every opportunity for success in their chosen careers after putting their lives on the line for our freedom.”

Senate Bill 298 passed the House and Senate unanimously.

The bill requires the Indiana Department of Veterans Affairs and the Indiana Department of Workforce Development to verify veterans preference programs.

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