Earn Federal Income Tax Credits for Hiring Veterans

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We all know and understand that it's a tight labor market right now. Because of that, recruiting costs and cost per hire numbers are going through the roof for employers. How would you like to recruit a highly qualified candidate at a reduced cost? How about even "making money" on recruiting? The Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) is a Federal tax credit available to employers who hire veterans. Each year, employers claim over $1 billion in tax credits under the WOTC program. WOTC reduces an employer’s cost of doing business. WOTC can reduce an employer’s federal income tax liability by as...

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Recovering the Soft Costs of Hiring-Relocation

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You need people and the local talent pool is tapped out. It seems that everyone is in the same boat. You need people and the local talent pool is tapped out. The more complex the job or skill set you need, the fewer people in your market that qualify. What do you do? How do you attract someone to a job? How do you attract someone to a job? A good employee in today’s market already has a job and there are recruiters calling them. Until something changes that is a fact of life. So, again, what do you do? Many companies have...

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You’re Intimidating.

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Let's face it, you're intimidating. Less than one half of one percent of America serves in uniform. Only about 7% of the country is made up of veterans. The majority of America cannot relate to military service. What's portrayed by the media doesn't help either. Just look at the headlines: military rape and sexual assault, PTSD, drug use, homelessness, alternative court programs; let's just say the headlines don't help the case for someone separating from the military find a job. Here's a great quote in reference to fighting against stigma due to popular portrayals in the media. In a Los Angeles Times article  discussing the...

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Cash me online howbow dah

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Great. Awesome. You seem like you would be qualified… Go ahead and apply online… and, you’ll never hear from me again. Why does every employment conversation seem to end with, “go ahead and apply online”? In an “Inc.” article titled, “11 Interesting Hiring Statistics You Should Know”, written by Peter Economy it’s noted that: On average, every corporate job opening attracts 250 resumes but, only 4 to 6 of these people will be called for an interview, and only 1 of those will be offered a job. The “Wall Street Journal” notes that many large and midsize companies have turned to applicant-tracking systems to search...

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Maine: CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test

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Maine: CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test Did you know that Maine participates in the CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test? Several Maine companies are looking for drivers NOW! Here are the details: CDL Certification for Military Waiver of Skills Test A qualified veteran who is, or who has been regularly employed in a military position within the last year, can obtain a Commercial Driver's License (CDL) by completing a waiver certification form and taking the written skills test. The driving test will be waived if: • If discharged, the military employment was within the last year • For a period of at least 2...

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The First Three Questions

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Just like in professional sports, there is going to come a day when you have to take off the uniform. It doesn’t matter if you just made the roster or were an all-star. Some people join the military and serve for only one contract. Some make it a career lasting 20, 30, or 40 years but, there always comes the day when you have to take off the uniform. In preparation for that day there are three questions that need to be answered: What do you want to do? Where do you want to do it? When do you want to...

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Former Chamber President Launches Company to Recruit Veterans

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For Immediate Release Former Chamber President Launches Company to Recruit Veterans Military Talent Source, LLC is a specialized firm that conducts military recruiting and veteran employment consulting as a full focus AUBURN, Maine - April 20, 2017 –Matt Leonard, former president & CEO of the Lewiston Auburn Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce, announced the launch of his new company today. Military Talent Source is a specialized firm that conducts military recruiting and veteran employment consulting as a full focus. The company provides a personalized service to both separating military service members and corporate clients in order to match talent to specific opportunities in the civilian corporate...

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