Warner Robins Council makes hiring veterans a priority

Warner Robins City Council wants to make it easier to hire veterans.

At Monday night’s Council meeting they voted to approve make hiring veterans a priority.

The resolution says the city will now have a hiring preference for honorably-discharged active duty members of the U.S. Armed Forces.  

Those potential employees will still have to meet all the job requirements for open and competitive positions.

David Wilson is a former Naval petty officer and says he thinks the resolution is needed.

“Well I said it was good for veterans because a lot of times when people come out of the military they don't know where they're going to go, they don't know what they're going to do. IF they have a little incentive to come to work for the city, it's beautiful,” Wilson said after the meeting.

The resolution passed unanimously.

The Council also approved contributing $49,990.26 to the 21st Century Partnership. The money was already budgeted for Fiscal Year 2017.

Councilman Chuck Shaheen questioned approving the contribution since the Partnership is still without an Executive Director. 

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