Tester’s Veterans’ Jobs Bill Passes Senate [AUDIO]
Senator Jon Tester’s veterans’ jobs bill passed the Senate today (11-10-11). Tester’s bill will create job opportunities for veterans by: streamlining the transition from military service to civilian work, expanding training opportunities, and providing tax incentives for companies that hire veterans. Tester says Congress has a moral obligation to support the country’s veterans.
Nationally, the unemployment rate for Iraq and Afghanistan veterans is over 12 percent. In Montana, that figure rises to over 20 percent.