JACKSON, Miss. -- Governor Bryant and the Mississippi Legislature are looking to put veterans to work, signing a bill to expedite hiring veterans and military spouses Monday. This will allow individuals with military training to count their military experience toward requirements for job licenses, certifications and registrations. It will also allow state licensing boards to grant permanent or temporary occupational licenses to military and their spouses who held a license in another state, such as a teaching license or medical license.
“If you are a welder in the United States military, that experience, those hours necessary for a particular responsibility for a welder here in Mississippi would be applicable to that,” said Bryant. “Your wife might be a nurse and she has to take months and months to reach the certification and licensure necessary for her to obtain a job here in Mississippi in her profession. Military personnel should not be asked to do without that income.”
Bryant says the Mississippi Department of Employment Security will now be able to help employers higher Mississippi heroes faster with knowledge that veterans will have the skills and training necessary to succeed.