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Lawmakers urge passage of “Jobs for Heroes” program

ALBANY – State legislators and veterans Tuesday called for the passage of the New York Jobs for Heroes Program.  The program would create a state contract preference for service-connected disabled veteran owned small businesses in New York.

Senator Gregory Ball (R, Patterson) is a proponent of the measure.

“This is the most important piece of legislation that this senate, this legislature will pass and this governor can sign to actually make sure that we employ veterans in the State of New York, not only as truck drivers, not selling trinkets at the local carnival, but meaningful employment that will allow service disabled owned small businesses in the State of New York to tap into billions of dollars in state contracts,” Ball said.

James Cahill, president of Drexel Hamilton LLC, said the nation owes its veterans and their families “nothing less than the opportunity to pursue the American Dream through hard work and access to meaningful careers that allow them to demonstrate their full capabilities.”

Mathew Tulle, founding partner of Tully Rinckey PLLC launched his legal career after suffering from military discrimination at the hands of a civilian employer. He earned his juris doctorate and chose to dedicate his legal career to protecting the preserving the rights of his fellow veterans and reservists. As a civilian attorney, he helped strengthen service members’ employment rights under the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act.