Governor Beshear Planning Executive Order To Benefit Vets

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - A published report says Gov. Steve Beshear
plans to file an emergency regulation Thursday, giving military
veterans preference in hiring for state jobs.

The Courier-Journal quoted Beshear spokesman Dick Brown as
saying the measure will likely be similar to one that failed to
pass in the last legislative session.

That bill would have required the state to ask on job
applications if the applicant is a veteran and would have required
the state interview at least five veterans for each job, providing
five vets applied.

Formerly, veterans were given extra points on exams taken for
various jobs, but much of that testing has been eliminated.


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  • by Mary Anna Location: Your Town on Jul 3, 2008 at 02:30 PM
    A GREAT STATEMENT, I AGREE. HIRING IN KY SEEMS TO ME TO BE ONE THAT IF YOU KNOW SOMEONE THEN YOU CAN HAVE THE JOB. JOBS, ACCUALLY, SEEM TO BE BASED ON A CLICK AND NOT QUALIFATIONS NOR EDUCATIONS.
  • by Chris Location: Avon on Jul 3, 2008 at 07:30 AM
    I am a Vet and this is a bad idea. Hiring preferences are not what we as a country are about. Here we go again giving "preference" to one group of people over another in stead of just basing the hiring decision on experience and background. We will never get over our prejudices or racism in this country as long as there is any type of "prefernce" given when applying for a job. Our good ol' boy, Steve "The Hick" Beshear is just looking to gain a few votes for his sinking administration.

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