This month, the National Military Spouse Network (NMSN) is mobilizing military spouses globally to “Storm the Hill” (as in Capitol Hill). Their message? Congress must take action to reduce employment barriers faced by the husbands and wives of America’s soldiers.

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Imagine you’re almost 30, out of the military for a few years and are raising your first child. You’ve bounced around between a variety of jobs and have now decided it’s time for college. You need that formal education to fill in the gaps from your military training and to set a course for your civilian career.

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With political divisions at an all-time high, six U.S. Senators offered a much welcomed bi-partisan proposal this week – a bill to make the WOTC Program permanent!

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In a state where the economy is still outpacing the nation’s for the sixth year in a row, some forward thinking Georgia legislators looked to continue that growth and incent businesses to hire more employees from the state’s deep pool of military veterans. A new Georgia Veterans Work Opportunity Tax Credit (GA WOTC) has been proposed, based on the federal program.

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