Employment

Improving Jobs Outlook for Veterans

Courtesy of Military.com

Please Contact Your Elected Officials Today

We call for Congressional action to help turn this negative veteran employment trend around by passage of those provisions of the American Jobs Act of 2011, S.1549, introduced by Senator Harry Reid (NV) on September 13, 2011, which impacts veterans' unemployment. The bill, if passed, presses for a Short-Term Unemployed Tax Credit of 40 percent of the first $6,000 of wages (up to $2,400) for employers who hire veterans unemployed at least four weeks, and the Long-Term Unemployed Tax Credit which offers 40 percent of the first $12,000 of wages (up to $4,800) for employers who hire veterans unemployed longer than six months.

Veterans now and in the past fought for this nation, standing against tyranny. We ask that Congress and the Administration work together and break this tyranny of gridlock where it impacts veterans the most, gainful employment following their honorable military service. Please use the prepared e-mail to contact your elected officials today.