HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) _ State officials are considering a proposal from Senate Democrats that would provide Connecticut businesses with a financial incentive to hire certain unemployed combat veterans.

The “Step-Up for Veterans” initiative provides employers with grants up to six months of the veteran’s salary and training costs. They would be capped at $12,000 per soldier.

The program would apply to combat veterans who’ve returned from Iraq and Afghanistan, and who reside in Connecticut.

Senate President Donald Williams, Senate Majority Leader Martin Looney, Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman, the Senate chairman of the General Assembly’s Select Committee on Veterans Affairs and veterans advocates are scheduled to appear Thursday at a news conference highlighting the proposed legislation.

A congressional office, citing 2010 figures, said the unemployment rate for post 9/11 veterans in Connecticut is 15.5 percent.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

  1. sue says:

    more bull from the democrats. Barrack pushed through a federal credit to hire vets so DANNY BOY follows through. I go an IDEA. LET”S CUT EVERYONE’S TAXES

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