Sen. Schumer in Mohawk Valley to talk about tax credits to help veterans get hired

FRANKFORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - A tax credit for businesses that hire local vets is about to expire and U.S. Senator Charles Schumer is launching a campaign to keep it going. Senator Schumer joined local lawmakers at Northern Safety in Frankfort on Saturday.

Right now, there's a tax credit of $9,600 for every vet on the payroll. That is set to expire at the end of the year.

Northern Safety has plans to hire about 100 workers over the next three to five years.

Salvatore Longo, the owner of Northern Safety, said, "I think that this is a good bill. It's something that I think everybody supports whether you are a Democrat, Republican, Independent. I think everybody supports out troops and I think that they are deserving to get an extra look or the opportunity to be gainfully employed."

Schumer says right now there are 950 unemployed veterans in the Mohawk Valley.

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