Walz Talks Hiring Veterans 14 Sep 11

The US House Veterans Affairs Committee hosted a number of business leaders at a bi-partisan jobs summit Tuesday in Washington DC. Southern Minnesota Congressman Tim Walz says he wants to work with veterans and employers to make sure our warriors have access to good paying jobs to support their families when they return from deployment. Committee members asked businesses to tell them what they needed to hire veterans and asked employers to sign a pledge to help reduce veterans unemployment in the next two years. Walz is sponsoring a bill that offers employers a $2,400 tax credit for hiring an unemployed veteran.