WASHINGTON D.C. — President Obama says his singular focus is getting the unemployed back to work and in particular our military veterans.
"If you can save a life in Afghanistan you can save a life in an ambulance in Wyoming," the President said. "If you can oversee millions of dollars in assets in Iraq you can help a businesses balance its books here at home."
The Labor Department says one out of every four veterans between the ages of 20 and 24 are unemployed. The President's challenge to the private sector includes tax breaks.
If a company hires a military veteran who's been unemployed for less than six-months, the company will get $2,400 in tax credits. If the veteran's been out of work for more than six-months, the company will get $4,800. And if the company hires a veteran out of work for more than six-months and has a service-connected disability, the company gets $9,600.