President Obama visited the Washington Navy Yard this past Friday to announce several new initiatives intended to address the continuing high unemployment among those men and women who have incurred a disability in the service of their country. The President was joined in his visit and announcement by representatives from the American Legion, VFW, and Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, and representatives from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Edison Electric Institute, and several major employers including GettingHired.com members Microsoft and Hewlett Packard, each of which has made significant commitments of its own to hire and train disabled veterans.
The President proposed a new Wounded Warrior Tax Credit which will provide a new credit of 40 percent of the first $24,000 of wages (up to $9,600) for firms that hire veterans with service-connected disabilities who have been unemployed longer than 6 months. The President also called on private sector employers to commit to hiring or training at least 100,000 unemployed veterans and their spouses by the end of 2013.
GettingHired.com is privileged to be connecting employers seeking to hire talented workers with men and women with service connected disabilities, who having served our country honorably, are now ready to apply their skills and abilities in the civilian workforce.
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Aug 08 2011, 03:17 PM
Filed under: Unemployment, Veterans, wounded warriors, President Barack Obama, Iraq, Washington DC, Edison Electric Institute, American Legion, Wounded Warrior Tax Credit, Washington Navy Yard, VFW, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Afghanistan Veterans of America, Hewlett Packard, Microsoft