The state Senate has passed a bill to support veterans who need help to find work, state Sen. Joseph Griffo announced Monday.

The legislation would make veterans eligible for job placement services offered to SUNY and CUNY students by establishing the Veteran Career Assistance Program, Griffo's office said in the announcement. The program would also help veterans build a resume that incorporates their military experience.

The bill is sponsored by state Sen. Thomas Croci, R-Sayville, as part of the workforce development components outlined in Senate Majority's Jobs and Opportunity Agenda, according to Griffo's office. The bill will be sent to the state Assembly.

“We must do whatever we can to help the brave men and women who have served in our military and who have sacrificed much so that we can live our lives in safety and without fear,” Griffo said in a statement. “Similar to the assistance currently provided to SUNY and CUNY students, this program will assist veterans in translating their military experiences and skills for the purpose of building a civilian resume.”