Richard Buery on The Huffington Post: Nonprofits Need Vets to Build the Nation
"Because of their commitment to positive social change and dynamic work environments, nonprofits offer veterans unique opportunities to continue their service to America, and the sector can use the support."
Last week, in front of a crowd at the annual American Legion convention, President Obama reaffirmed his commitment to reducing unemployment among our nation's veterans. President Obama has proposed a Returning Heroes Tax Credit for those companies that hire unemployed veterans and a Wounded Warrior Tax Credit for companies that hire unemployed veterans with a disability.
I applaud President Obama for this solution which both boosts small businesses during a time of economic turmoil and provides jobs for our nation's brave soldiers. However, I would also encourage our president not to overlook the nonprofit sector and the tremendous opportunities these organizations provide for veterans to continue their service in support of our most vulnerable citizens.