The county commission will talk about it during Monday's work session.
“There's a couple reasons we looked into doing this,” said Richard Julian, the county's human resources manager and a retired Air Force colonel. “One, the unemployment (rate) for veterans coming back is tremendously high and we're trying to help them, and, or course, the mayor fully supports active duty veterans. They're highly trained, dependable and self-starters. You can't hardly go wrong with hiring veterans.”
Julian stressed that applicants must meet the minimum requirements for a job before they are guaranteed an interview.
“If all else is equal, then we'll hire them,” he said.
The state and the city also give preference to vets.