Alan Khazei on Jobs


Enforceable workforce protection for seniors

Q: Will you support or oppose legislation that restores the full protections for older workers under the nation's age discrimination laws?A: In August, Experience Works reported a 69% increase in the number of people over 55 looking for work compared to the previous year. The report finds that the elderly are increasingly being forced back into the labor market to pay for housing, medical bills, and even food. These are alarming statistics that underscore the need for enforceable workforce protection.
Source: 2009 AARP Voter Guide: MA Senate Dec 1, 2009

Jobs Creation Tax Credit: 15% back for new jobs

With employment now in the double digits, the families and businesses of our Commonwealth are hurting. Alan understands that the best social program is a good job. Alan's goals are to stimulate and reward job creation as quickly as possible, to leverage the Commonwealth's abundant intellectual capital and entrepreneurial drive to create new jobs, and to invest in education to make sure our enterprises have the skilled workforce they need to succeed.

To accomplish these goals, Alan supports investing in a Jobs Creation Tax Credit, where employers would receive a refundable tax credit of 15% of salary for 2010 & 10% for 2011 for all new jobs created (up to a salary of $106,000), as well as incremental wages paid or hours worked from current employees.

Implementing a New Jobs Tax Credit would create between 2.5 to 5.0 million jobs over two years. When applied to Massachusetts, these forecasts predict the New Jobs Tax Credit would create between 50,000 and 100,000 new jobs for the Commonwealth.

Source: Campaign website, www.alanforsenate.com, "Learn More" Nov 15, 2009

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