Senator Blumenthal Promotes Hiring of Veterans

The CT News Junkie website reports that U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal visited with veterans this week at Bristol’s Arna Machine to help promote hiring and tax credits.

Nick Saucier, a former Army sniper who spent time in Afghanistan, has found that the skills he learned in the military now serve him well as a machinist. And his employer, Bristol’s Arna Machine, has been able to take advantage of a federal tax credit for hiring a veteran.

“What we’re trying to do here is make people more aware of the tax credits that exist,” Blumenthal said. “A lot of manufacturers could be taking advantage of them but aren’t because they’re simply unaware of them.” 

The size of the tax credit typically ranges from $2,000 to $3,000, depending on the status of the veteran the company hires, Blumenthal said. But manufacturers could receive up to $9,000 in special circumstances, like if the veteran is disabled.

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