Statement from state Rep. Robert Wittenberg (D-Oak Park) on the Hire MI Heroes Act, a veterans’ employment initiative:

Friday, February 20, 2015

"I am proud to support the Hire MI Heroes Act, which would create an incentive for small-business owners who hire unemployed veterans. After making enormous sacrifices to serve us all, it’s unfortunate that veterans face a higher unemployment rate than the overall jobless rate in Michigan, and it’s time we took steps to address that. These men and women have developed talents and skills while serving our nation, and I encourage entrepreneurs and managers to give them a chance to prove themselves on the job."