Board of Aldermen Considering Veteran Hiring Bill

ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – Area veterans were honored Friday by the St. Louis Board of Aldermen.

The names of veterans and their accomplishments were announced at the board’s weekly meeting.

Alderman Jeffrey Boyd, a retired Army veteran, is proposing legislation that gives hiring preference in the city to veterans.

“I remember when I got off active duty after about eight years and coming home to the city of St. Louis and not really being a part of this network, employment network,” Boyd said. “It was really a struggle the first year or two to really find meaningful employment.”

The bill calls for a point system that would be added to a veteran’s civil service examination score with disabled veterans receiving a higher score.

The veterans would still need to be qualified for the positions they’re applying for, Boyd stressed.

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