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Lawmaker proposes state ‘Jobs for Heroes’ Bill

CONGERS – State Senator David Carlucci (D-Nanuet) has introduced legislation to provide tax credits to private employers hiring veterans discharged after 9/11.

His announcement on Friday took place at Rockland-based United Structural Works in Congers, a company that specializes in structural steel fabrication and erection.

“Jobs for Heroes gives our next generation of brave veterans the assistance they need to get back on their feet and into today’s workforce,” Carlucci said. “Our heroes have served our country with courage and valor on the battlefield, and it is only fair that we do everything we can to assist them once they return to the Empire State.”

Carlucci said his legislation would grant new financial incentives to businesses that hire a veteran.

The legislation has the support of Senate Majority Coalition Co-Leader Jeffrey Klein (D-Bronx/Westchester) and Republican support from Senators Mark Grisanti (R-Erie) and Gregory Ball (R-Putnam)