Labor rules to boost employment for vets, disabled

August 28, 2013

WASHINGTON – Veterans and disabled workers who often struggle to find work could have an easier time landing a job under new federal regulations.

The rules, announced Aug. 27 by the Labor Department, will require most government contractors to set a goal of having disabled workers make up at least seven percent of their employees. The benchmark for veterans would be eight percent, a rate that could change from year to year depending on the overall number of former military members in the workforce.

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