Posted: Jul 2, 2012 4:31 AM by Associated Press
KIRKSVILLE (AP) - Gov. Jay Nixon is preparing to sign legislation intended to help more military veterans receive on-the-job training for private-sector employment.
Nixon scheduled a signing ceremony Monday at a storage company in Kirksville that has recently hired veterans. One of the company's owners is a soldier who is currently deployed.
The legislation is designed to expand Missouri's existing Show-Me Heroes program, a 2010 initiative to increase job opportunities for veterans. Lawmakers who backed the measure said it would tap into federal money to offset part of the job training costs.