Adding to the line of other states, Illinois now joins the ranks of jurisdictions that allows for employers to establish a voluntary veteran hiring preference.   The Illinois state bill becomes effective January 1, 2016.

The other 19 states that have previously passed similar laws include:

  • Arkansas
  • Arizona
  • Florida
  • Georgia
  • Iowa
  • Idaho
  • Indiana
  • Kentucky
  • Maine
  • Michigan
  • Minnesota
  • Montana
  • North Dakota
  • Nebraska
  • Oklahoma
  • Oregon
  • South Carolina
  • Utah
  • Washington