Governor Quinn Calls for 100,000 Veterans to be Hired in Illinois by 2020
Governor Champions New Illinois Hiring Veterans Tax Credit to Help Returning Servicemembers Find Jobs
CHICAGO - July 12, 2012. Three days after signing the Hiring Veterans Tax Credit to help veterans find employment in Illinois, Governor Pat Quinn today called on employers throughout Illinois to hire 100,000 Veterans by 2020. The Governor was joined by a coalition of more than 60 companies, government agencies and Veterans’ groups for the 100,000 Jobs Mission hiring event at the University of Illinois at Chicago’s forum. The Hiring Veterans Tax Credit, which Governor Quinn called for in his 2012 State of the State address, is designed to help more Illinois Veterans find employment after returning from military service. The measure provides a significant additional tax credit of up to $5,000 for every unemployed Veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan an Illinois company hires, which helps businesses employ Veterans who have sacrificed so much in serving our state and our country.