|Rep. Israel Holds Federal Jobs Fairs for Long Islanders|
|Saturday, June 19, 2010|
Brentwood, NY – On Saturday, Rep. Steve Israel (D – Huntington) held jobs fairs in the Huntington and Brentwood communities with federal agencies who are currently hiring. Fifteen federal agencies attended and the Office of Personnel Management gave a presentation on how to navigate the federal hiring process.
This week, Rep. Israel supported the Small Business Lending Fund Act of 2010, which passed in the House of Representatives. The Small Business Lending Fund Act leverages up to $300 billion in loans for small businesses through a $30 billion lending fund for small and medium-sized community banks, which focus on lending to small firms.In January, Rep. Israel proposed a payroll tax credit to encourage hiring. In March, Congress passed and the President signed a measure to give new tax benefits to businesses for hiring new employees. The legislation includes a payroll tax holiday through December for any employer that hires someone who is currently unemployed. It also includes an extra $1,000 tax credit for employers who retain that employee.