Thursday, November 10, 2011

White House to Okay More Aid for Veterans to Find Jobs

by Kristina Derro
Veteran Disability Lawyer

With unemployment rates for veterans well-above the national average of 9 percent, President Obama announced three more executive actions to help veterans to find work. This piggybacks on two tax credits that are part of the President’s proposed jobs bill. The Returning Heroes Tax Credit provides firms that hire unemployed veterans with a maximum credit of $5,600 per veteran. The Wounded Warriors Tax Credit offers firms that hire veterans with service-connected disabilities a maximum credit of $9,600 per veteran.

The three executive actions include making a new online service to help veterans find work, creating a veterans job bank, and a veterans’ “gold card” which grants them special services and care at career centers. Unemployment for veterans stands at 11.7 percent, versus the national rate of 9.1 percent. With the remaining 40,000 U.S. troops being pulled out of Iraq by the end of the year, and some of them being discharged and returning to the U.S. job market, something needs to be done to help our most deserving population.

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