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Small Hiring Gains Increased For August

The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM)Alexandria, Va. – Aug. 2, 2012 – Though small, the hiring gains expected during August 2012 will surpass the rate from the same month last year, according to the Leading Indicators of National Employment® (LINE®)  report from the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM).

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Getting Left Out of a Winning Bid is a Rising Concern

Small Business ContractsUncle Sam is the world’s largest single purchaser of goods and services, spending just over $535 billion on contracts last year.  Of that, 23% -- approximately $123 billion -- is designated for small businesses. Landing contracts, however, takes planning and ingenuity. For some business owners, the road to success comes in the form of teaming or subcontracting.

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Employers VOW to Hire Heroes

President Barack Obama signs the Veterans Opportunity to Work to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 (VOW to Hire Heroes Act), that will provide tax credits to help put veterans back to work. First Lady Michelle Obama, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden attend the ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building South Court Auditorium, Nov. 21, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)Is your company looking for qualified, capable, and disciplined employees? Did you know that by hiring unemployed Veterans your business may qualify for tax credits and employer incentives?

In an effort to reduce Veteran unemployment, the President signed into law the VOW to Hire Heroes Act of 2011 last November.  Included in this new law are the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC), Special Employer Incentive (SEI), and Veteran Retraining Assistance Program (VRAP).

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