Senate to vote on payment for hiring veterans

From the SJ Mercury:

Senate Democrats have scheduled votes on two bipartisan proposals to boost job growth. Unlike previous attempts to pass President Barack Obama’s jobs agenda, next week’s votes seem likely to succeed.

One bill would give up to $5,600 to businesses that hire a veteran who has been unemployed for six months or more. Companies would get $9,600 for hiring an injured vet who has been out of work that long. Businesses would receive a $2,400 tax credit for hiring a veteran who has been out of work for a month.

The measure also would give one year’s worth of GI benefits to unemployed veterans for education or training at community colleges or technical schools.

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