Gov. Markell Signs Work Bill For Veterans
With legislative leaders and members of the National Guard by his side, Gov. Jack Markell signed a bill creating a new effort designed to give veterans returning from combat opportunities for employment. With an unemployment rate for veterans well above the national average, Gov. Markell and Delaware lawmakers knew something had to be done. The “Veterans’ Opportunity Tax Credit” will give companies a $1,500 annual tax credit for reach recent veteran that they hire. This bill is a great achievement for Markell who has repeatedly expressed the importance of employing our veterans, and continuing to give all Delawareans more employment opportunities. JPMorgan Chase, the site of the bill signing, also announced plans to bring more jobs to Delaware, and will add up to 1,200 new jobs in the state. The efforts by the governor were greatly appreciated by serviceman and veterans. “We applaud the governor’s leadership in providing incentives for Delaware businesses to hire veterans,” said Keith Schuck, an Army veteran and president of Chase Bank, NA.