The Port Authority today launched its most comprehensive recruitment initiative ever to attract veterans for available agency jobs, with the goal of having those who served in the U.S. military comprise 5 percent of the agency’s workforce in 2020. The new policy aligns with a Board of Commissioners directive in September that the agency greatly enhance its existing recruitment of veterans for available positions.
Under the new initiative, the Port Authority and PATH will consider active military duty in place of certain education requirements in assessing qualifications for a position and waive all test application fees for veterans. These practices were instituted earlier this year for Port Authority Police Department recruitment and now will be expanded to the entire agency.
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