Veterans looking for a job may be able to benefit through legislation being advanced by State Representative Dan Beiser. The Alton Democrat says veterans should not have to fight for a job at home after fighting a war overseas. Veterans traditionally make good hires, according to numerous sources.
Beiser says veterans have been experiencing higher unemployment than other segments of society.
Beiser also urges veterans to enroll in the Illinois Department of Employment Security’s free job site, Illinois Job Link, which allows veterans to navigate job opportunities and helps IDES match them with employers seeking to hire veterans. IDES also proves a "Veterans Representative" to help veterans obtain job training. Information about these programs can be found by logging on to http://www2.illinois.gov/veterans/benefits/Pages/employment.aspx