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.