Firms Hiring Jobless Vets Eligible for Tax Credits

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Firms Hiring Jobless Vets Eligible for Tax Credits

Dayton Business Journal – The act also provides additional assistance for veterans, such as transition programs that provide career counseling and resume writing workshops; expanded educational benefits for older veterans; and an additional year of vocational rehabilitation and employment benefits for disabled veterans.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, supported the bill when it was signed into law in November. Brown is a member of the Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee.

“Service members who work to keep our country safe shouldn’t have to worry about finding work when they leave the service,” Brown said. “That is why businesses that hire returning service members can now claim a tax credit. When Congress passed the VOW to Hire Heroes Act last year, we made a promise to America’s veterans that we would work to connect them with good-paying jobs.”