Ohio Governor Pushes Order Recognizing Veterans' Skills

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Associated Press

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Updated Tue, Jun 11, 2013 10:35 am

Gov. John Kasich wants veterans' military skills and service taken into account when they find civilian jobs, and he plans to order state agencies to help in that effort.

Kasich will sign an executive order Tuesday requiring state agencies to consider that military training when determining equivalency for job licensing requirements. The governor also will order the state Board of Regents to work with Ohio's university system on finding ways to award more college credit for military training and education.

Kasich's order also will require state agencies and Ohio regents Chancellor John Carey to identify any state and federal barriers that might hurt veterans' efforts to get college credit and job licenses.

The order notes the annual unemployment rate for Ohio's nearly 900,000 veterans was 7.6 percent last year.

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