Bill aims to help military spouses

U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand holds a press conference on base at Fort Drum on March 14, 2022. Watertown Daily Times

WASHINGTON — U.S. Sen. Kirsten E. Gillibrand is hoping to pass a bill that could make it easier for military spouses to get hired when they move to other states.

With the Military Spouse Hiring Act, a group of 20 Senate Republicans and Democrats are pushing to expand the Work Opportunity Tax Credit, which offers tax relief to businesses that hire individuals identified within a group that faces systemic barriers to employment. Sen. Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said military spouses are one of those groups.

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