Contractors have increasing concerns over new federal hiring quotas

A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to increase disabled- and veteran-worker hiring quotas for federal contractors continues to raise deep concerns among contractors.

July 12, 2012

A proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs to increase disabled- and veteran-worker hiring quotas for federal contractors continues to raise deep concerns among contractors.

"You don't have a lot of small businesses in New Jersey that can meet the standard,” says the president of a New Jersey contracting firm. The proposed regulation would require that veteran and disabled workers account for 7% of a federal contractor's work force.

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