By Sam Becker
An interesting idea has been circulating through state legislative houses across the country, all in an effort to spur local economies and boost workforces with well-trained and disciplined employees. Naturally, this is one of the goals of any local government — to increase the human capital and strength of the economy. But by looking at a new subset of the population to accomplish that goal, a possibly unforeseen debate has started.
The subset in question are military veterans, whose training and skills developed in the armed forces have grown increasingly attractive to employers. This has created competition for employable veterans between states, according to an article from The Wall Street Journal, which reports that several states are trying to figure out the best way to attract top veteran talent.
The WSJ reports that 65 bills are making their way through legislative houses in 19 different states, making it obvious that there is a demand for these former military men and women and the skills they bring to the table.
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