Hiring Veterans Legislation Proposed 16 Feb 12

Minnesota is bracing for the return of its largest deployment of National Guard troops since the September 11th attacks, and legislators have plenty of ideas for helping them find jobs. More than 2,700 troops are set to return to Minnesota by late spring, including the hundreds of soldiers from the KNUJ area. Lawmakers are considering bills that would permit a hiring preference for veterans and give employers a tax credit for hiring or rehiring a veteran. Governor Dayton has proposed a $3,000 tax credit for companies for each hire of a previously unemployed worker, veteran or recent college graduate. Twenty other states also have veteran job creation incentive programs pending.