Business and Labor

Employment preference approved for military spouses

A bill intended to help military families become established in Nebraska was passed by the Legislature April 24.

Sen. Bruce Bostelman
Sen. Bruce Bostelman

LB639, introduced by Brainard Sen. Bruce Bostelman, gives preference to active-duty service members when seeking employment with the state or its governmental subdivisions. Military veterans currently are eligible for such a preference.

Spouses of active-duty service members also are preference eligible during the service member’s active-duty term and for the first 180 days immediately following the service member’s discharge or separation from service.

The bill passed on a 48-0 vote.

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