Help wanted, help available — You have options for finding skilled labor
Abstract: Contractors have options for finding skilled workers right away — and a related tax break may await. This article looks at the Work Opportunity tax credit for contractors who hire veterans in 2012, and lists additional labor networks it may be possible to tap. It also discusses longer-term solutions, such as quality customer service, positive publicity and educational outreach. But it’s also important to vet potential hires; a sidebar lists five important safeguards to implement when hiring.