Rules requiring contractors to boost hiring of veterans criticized

AGC says complying with the requirements would cost employers $11,333 per office location.

August 28, 2013 |

There has been a strong push by government officials for businesses to hire veterans. Some businesses are pushing back against proposed rules requiring federal contractors to step up their hiring of returning military service personnel.

Associated General Contractors says that complying with the new financial and administrative requirements for hiring veterans would cost employers $11,333 per office location, 25 times higher than a Department of Labor estimate.

“So far, all available federal data makes it clear that there is simply no need for these new regulations,” Stephen Sandherr, AGC’s chief executive officer, said earlier this month.


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